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Washington Watch

Washington Watch is a daily program hosted by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that covers the issues of faith, family and freedom. Tony is your leading source for what is really happening in our nation’s Capital.

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Tim Burchett, Meg Kilgannon, Mike Huckabee

On today's program:

  • Tim Burchett, U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Tennessee, comments on the current state of U.S.-China relations and the allegations made by a whistleblower at the FBI.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, breaks down the numbers from a recent Rasmussen Reports’ survey finding a majority of Americans actually oppose the transgender agenda.
  • Mike Huckabee, host of TBN’s “Huckabee,” reacts to the apparent decline in Pride Month advertising in the wake of consumer backlash against Bud Light and Target.
June 05, 202300:54:11
Gene Mills, Kerry Picket, Jerry Boykin, Mark Harris, Kelvin Cochran

On today's program:

  • Gene Mills, President of the Louisiana Family Forum, offers an update on Louisiana’s Stop Harming Our Kids Act.
  • Kerry Picket, Senior Congressional Reporter for the Washington Times, shares the latest on House Republicans' investigation of the FBI.
  • Gen. (Ret.) Jerry BoykinFRC’s Executive Vice President, and Richard Perkins, Tony's dad, unpacks the effects the Left's woke gender ideology has on our nation.
  • Mark Harris, FRC’s Vice President for the Association of Churches & Ministries, shares about FRC’s Stand Courageous men’s ministry.
  • Kelvin Cochran, Senior Fellow and Vice President of Alliance Defending Freedom and former Atlanta fire chief, explains why it’s time for men to start standing up.
June 02, 202300:54:09
Haris Alic, Mark Alford, Austin Knudsen, Albert Mohler

On today's program:

  • Haris Alic, reporter for the Washington Times, shares the latest on the debt ceiling drama gripping Washington.
  • Mark Alford, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri, responds to the House passage of the debt ceiling deal and shares about his efforts to expose wokeness in the military, especially at the start of Pride Month.
  • Austin Knudsen, Montana Attorney General, highlights an amicus brief he and 21 state AGs filed in a lawsuit against a Florida school district trampling parental rights.
  • Dr. Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, unpacks how Christians should respond to woke corporations’ celebrations of Pride Month.
June 01, 202300:54:10
Roger Marshall, Scott Perry, Garret Graves, Steve Soukup

On today’s program:

  • Roger Marshall, U.S. Senator from Kansas, comments on the latest news on the debt ceiling negotiations and reacts to new report showing the U.S. government sent $1.3 billion to China and Russia for gender equality causes, cat experiments, and Wuhan lab research.
  • Scott Perry, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th District, shares why he believes Congress needs to reject the debt ceiling bill.
  • Garret Graves, U.S. Representative for Louisiana’s 6th District, counters critics with why he believes Congress should pass the debt ceiling bill.
  • Steve Soukup, author of The Dictatorship of Woke Capital, offers insights into the impact that Americans are having by pulling their dollars away from woke companies like Target and Bud Light.
May 31, 202300:54:10
Michael Cloud, Andy Biggs, Gary Click, Jennifer Bauwens

On today’s program:

  • Michael Cloud, U.S. Representative for the 27th District of Texas, provides an update on the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 as our nation approaches $32 trillion in debt.
  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, unpacks the details of the Fiscal Responsibility Act and how it will affect our national economic forecast.
  • Gary Click, State Representative for the 88th District of Ohio, shares about his state’s Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act (HB 68), which he sponsored.
  • Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC’s Director of the Center for Family Studies, examines the latest indoctrination push from the Left for so-called “gender-affirming care.”
May 30, 202300:54:10
Jerry Boykin, John D. Wilsey, Valarie Hodges

On this special Memorial Day program:

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry BoykinFRC’s Executive Vice President and founding member of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, discusses the significance of America producing men and women willing to voluntarily enlist for military service.
  • Dr. John D. Wilsey, Associate Professor of Church History and Philosophy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, defines "American Exceptionalism" and describes what happens if we lose it.
  • Valarie Hodges, Louisiana State Representative, shares how Christian state legislators across the nation are currently working to protect public expressions of faith in America.
May 29, 202300:54:10
Andy Ogles, Brent Bozell, Tyson Langhofer, Michael New

On today’s program:

  • Andy Ogles, U.S. Representative for Tennessee’s 5th District, offers an update on the debt ceiling negotiation and highlights a letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee’s leadership about two anti-WHO bills.
  • Brent Bozell, Media Research Center Founder and President, breaks down how Biden’s Department of Homeland Security is weaponizing an anti-terror program against Christians, conservatives, and the GOP.
  • Tyson Langhofer, Senior Counsel and Director of the Center for Academic Freedom at Alliance Defending Freedom, shares about his new case involving a former professor who forced her students to fund an entity that supports Planned Parenthood and other progressive political causes.
  • Dr. Michael New, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, unpacks the number of lives saved since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision.
May 26, 202300:54:10
Andy Harris, Gene Mills, Jennifer Bauwens, Pastor Lucas Miles

On today’s program:

  • Dr. Andy Harris, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Maryland, shares the latest on the debt ceiling negotiations, the FBI’s handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story and highlights what the HALT Fentanyl Act will do to curb the drug crisis in the country.
  • Gene Mills, President of the Louisiana Family Forum, proposes next steps in the wake of Louisiana’s Stop Harming Our Kids Act’s failure to pass in the state Senate.
  • Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC’s Director of the Center for Family Studies, unpacks how the U.S. is an outlier when it comes to so-called “gender affirming care.” 
  • Pastor Lucas Miles, Summit Ministries faculty member, examines wokeness in corporate America and spotlights his call to pastors to preach 'one true gospel' in face of wokeism.
May 25, 202300:54:10
Lawrence Wilson, Dave Brat, Caleb Dalton, Walker Wildmon

On today’s program:

  • Lawrence Wilson, Epoch Times National Politics Reporter, shares the latest developments in the debt ceiling negotiations between the White House and House Republicans.
  • Dave Brat, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Business, previews what a federal government default means for average Americans.
  • Caleb Dalton, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel, discusses the double standard for free speech on college campuses.
  • Walker Wildmon, American Family Association Vice President, reacts to the latest controversy from Target.
  • Jim Roguski, member of the Law and Activism Committee at the World Council for Health, unpacks the latest news on the World Health Organization’s pandemic treaty deliberations.
May 24, 202300:54:10
Michael Cloud, Chris Smith, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, Heidi St. John

On today’s program:

  • Michael Cloud, U.S. Representative for the 27th District of Texas, comments on the latest developments in the debt ceiling negotiations between the White House and House Republicans provides an update on the fallout from the end of Title 42.
  • Chris Smith, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of New Jersey, weighs in on concerning developments from the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC’s Director of the Center for Family Studies, reacts to the revisions to Norway’s guidelines for so-called “gender-affirming care.”
  • Heidi St. John, MomStrong International founder, breaks down Target’s "aisle of denial" and how it has affected their bottom line.
May 23, 202300:54:10
Bob Good, Mark Alford, Matt Rosendale, Michele Bachmann

On today’s program:

  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, provides an update on the debt ceiling negotiations between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden.
  • Mark Alford, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri, debunks the Left’s climate “crisis” claims and reacts to the controversy over where the U.S. Space Command should be located.
  • Matt Rosendale, U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Montana, discusses the latest fallout at the southern border from the end of Title 42.
  • Michele Bachmann, Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University, shares why all eyes should be on the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
May 22, 202300:54:10
Pat Fallon, Nathaniel Moran, Meg Kilgannon, Angie Thomas, Mary Szoch

On today’s program:

  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative from the 4th District of Texas, provides an update on the debt ceiling negotiations and reacts to the EPA’s disappointing absence from a recent subcommittee hearing.
  • Nathaniel Moran, U.S. Representative from the 1st District of Texas, unpacks Thursday’s hearing by the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government and the politicization of the FBI.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, shares how the Biden administration is targeting religious clubs at schools and college campuses.
  • Angie Thomas, General Counsel at National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, discusses the legislative attacks on pregnancy resource centers from lawmakers in blue states.
  • Mary Szoch, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, continues the discussion on the legislative attacks on pregnancy resource centers and celebrates the progress the pro-life movement is making throughout the country.
May 19, 202300:54:10
Rebecca Downs, Lathan Watts, Joyce Krawiec, Brent Keilen, Tommy Tuberville, Travis Weber

On today’s program:

  • Rebecca Downs, reporter for Townhall.com, shares the latest on today’s hearing by the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
  • Lathan Watts, Alliance Defending Freedom’s Vice President of Public Affairs, provides an overview from Wednesday’s 5th Circuit Court hearing for ADF’s lawsuit against the FDA over its unlawful approval of chemical abortion drugs.
  • Joyce Krawiec, State Senator from North Carolina, highlights the state legislature’s override of the Governor’s veto on a pro-life bill.
  • Brent Keilen, Vice President of FRC Action, overviews how protecting the sanctity of life continues to take center stage in the GOP presidential primary.
  • Tommy Tuberville, U.S. Senator from Alabama, discusses his continuing stand for life against taxpayer funding for military abortions.
  • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, reinforces why support for Senator Tuberville’s pro-life efforts is so necessary.
May 18, 202300:54:10
Rick Scott, Travis Weber, Matt Carpenter, Steve Daines

On today’s program:

  • Rick Scott, U.S. Senator from Florida, gives an update on the debt ceiling negotiations and reacts to President Joe Biden’s veto of a bill on tariffs on Chinese products.
  • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, reminds the audience why Biden’s judicial nominee Nancy Abudu is so problematic.
  • Matt Carpenter, FRC Action Director, breaks down the numbers from the recent elections in various states.
  • Steve Daines, U.S. Senator from Montana, voices support for Senator Tommy Tuberville’s effort to stop the Pentagon’s abortion funding, highlights his bill on taxpayer funding of drag queen performances and shares the latest on the southern border crisis.
May 17, 202300:54:11
Chip Roy, Arielle Del Turco, Marsha Blackburn, James Lankford, Greg Steube

On today’s program:

  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for the 21st District of Texas, shares how the recent meeting about the debt ceiling between President Joe Biden and House GOP leaders went and reacts to Special Counsel John Durham’s report on the origins of the Trump/Russia investigation.
  • Arielle Del Turco, FRC’s Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, highlights her testimony before a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing about the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.
  • Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator from Tennessee, offers her opinion of Special Counsel John Durham’s report.
  • James Lankford, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, comments on how the end of Title 42 has exasperated the flood of illegal immigration at the southern border and shares about his introduction of the Back the Blue Act.
  • Greg Steube, U.S. Representative for the 17th District of Florida, continues the conversation on Special Counsel Durham’s report and highlights National Police Week.
May 16, 202300:54:10
Ron Johnson, Chris Smith, Doug LaMalfa, Jennifer Bauwens

On today’s program:

  • Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, shares updates on the surge of illegal immigration at the southern border, on the debt ceiling negotiations, and the House Oversight investigation into Biden family business deals.
  • Chris Smith, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of New Jersey, breaks down the current state of U.S.-China relations and highlights his congressional letter to pharmacies on the abortion pill.
  • Doug LaMalfa, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of California, explains his two new bills, the Protecting Children from Experimentation Act and the End Taxpayer Funding of Gender Experimentation Act in Congress.
  • Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC’s Director of the Center for Family Studies, corrects the record on recent national polling on transgender issues.
May 15, 202300:54:10
Matt Rosendale, Tim Burchett, David Bahnsen

On today’s program:

  • Matt Rosendale, U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Montana, shares how the end of Title 42 has already started the immense flood of illegal immigrants at the southern border, voices his support for Senator Tuberville’s stand against abortion funding for the military, and provides an update on the debt ceiling negotiations.
  • Tim Burchett, U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Tennessee, exposes the latest revelations from the House GOP’s investigation into Biden family business dealings.
  • David Bahnsen, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, outlines his plans to confront JPMorgan Chase shareholders on the company’s moves to de-bank conservative and religious groups.
May 12, 202300:54:11
Pete Ricketts, Pat Fallon, Lindsey Graham, Chad Wolf

On today’s program:

  • Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator from Nebraska, shares the latest on the debt ceiling negotiations and how the end of Title 42 will impact the worsening border crisis.
  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, shares the latest on the House oversight investigation into Biden family foreign business deals.
  • Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator from South Carolina, reacts to former President Trump’s performance in CNN’s townhall.
  • Chad Wolf, former Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, shares what he is seeing and hearing on his trip to the southern border.
May 11, 202300:54:10
Mike Johnson, Ted Budd, Travis Weber, Quentin Van Meter

On today’s program:

    • Mike Johnson, U.S. Representative for the 4thDistrict of Louisiana, offers an update on the debt ceiling negotiations and reacts to bombshell findings showing the Biden 2020 campaign, the legacy media, and the CIA colluded to mislead voters ahead of that election.
    • Ted Budd, U.S. Senator from North Carolina, responds to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s letter criticizing Senator Tuberville’s stand on the Pentagon’s abortion travel funding and shares about his letter to the Navy Secretary regarding the Navy’s drag queen digital ambassador.
    • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, shares about FRC’s concerns with Biden’s foreign policy agenda in regards to promoting a LGBT ideology and tying it to foreign aid.
    • Quentin Van Meter, former American College of Pediatricians President, comments on a House GOP letter demanding answers from the National Institutes of Health for a study the agency funded that resulted in the suicides of two young transgender study participants.
May 10, 202300:54:11
Andrew Clyde, Austin Knudsen, Mark Dannels, Brent Keilen

On today’s program:

  • Andrew Clyde, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of Georgia, shares the latest news on the debt ceiling negotiations between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden.
  • Austin Knudsen, Montana Attorney General, reacts to the ACLU of Montana’s lawsuit against the state for protecting minors from the harms of transgender surgery.
  • Mark Dannels, Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, shares how his county is preparing for the end of Title 42 and the expected flood of illegal immigrants at the southern border.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action Vice President, unpacks the history of the pro-life issue in the Republican Party.
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