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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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Kevin Brady, Vicky Hartzler, Mary Beth Waddell, Andrew Bostom
  • Rep. Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Texas and Ranking Member of the House Way and Means Committee, talks about how Biden administration policies on COVID are adversely affecting the economy.
  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri and Member of the House Armed Services Committee, highlights a new Pentagon policy meant to target extremism within the military and also reacts to the U.S. border patrol announcement that a potential terrorist was captured at the U.S. southern border.
  • Mary Beth Waddell, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs – Family and Religious Liberty, shares about FRC’s success this year preventing woke policies from being included in the NDAA.
  • Dr. Andrew Bostom, academic internist and epidemiologist, discusses President Biden’s speech today on the omicron variant of COVID.
December 21, 202100:54:10
Warren Davidson, Jerry Boykin, Ryan Bangert, Jay Bhattacharya

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Rep. Warren Davidson, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Ohio, U.S. Army Ranger veteran, and member of the Financial Services Committee, commends Senator Manchin for announcing he will vote no on Biden’s massive spending bill, and discusses a brief he and other Republicans filed in support of Navy service members seeking religious accommodations for the COVID vaccine mandate.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, talks about the Pentagon issuing rules aimed at stopping the rise of extremism and the U.S. Air Force memo authorizing the use of gender pronouns in signature blocks.
  • Ryan Bangert, Senior Counsel and Vice President for Legal Strategy at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), shares about ADF filing for an emergency stay with the Supreme Court over Biden’s vaccine mandates.
  • Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, discusses internal emails showing how Fauci and the head of National Institute of Health worked to discredit the Great Barrington Declaration, how President Biden is responding to the Omicron variant, and Fauci’s proclamation that he doesn’t think we will ever get to a point where we won’t have to wear masks on airplanes.
December 20, 202100:54:10
Bob Good, Ralph Norman, Eleanor, Gaetan, David Closson

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, discusses President Biden and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer conceding that their spending bill will be delayed until next year, the Senate Parliamentarian taking the Democrats’ immigration proposal out of the spending bill, and the Department of Justice foregoing their plan to send $450,000 to illegal immigrants.
  • Ralph Norman, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of South Carolina, talks about his letter signed by 102 members of Congress to HHS urging protection for faith-based child welfare providers.
  • Eleanor Gaetan, Vice President and Director of Public Policy at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, shares what’s happening in Wisconsin schools after a mom reported that her 5-year-old was able to access pornographic websites with a school iPad.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, highlights new resources, legislative wins, and other significant events from 2021.
December 17, 202100:54:10
Andy Biggs, Connor Semelsberger, Ken Paxton, Tami Fitzgerald, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, unpacks Nancy Pelosi’s comments on the “attitude of lawlessness” in the U.S. and discusses Senate Democrats pivoting from the $4.9 trillion spending bill to the election takeover bill.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, discusses FDA nominee Dr. Robert Califf coming before the Senate to answer on abortion, COVID, and the opioid crisis.
  • Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, shares about his investigation into pharmaceutical companies promoting puberty blockers for children.
  • Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the North Carolina Values Coalition, shares what’s happening in Wake County after parents found over 100 books containing obscene content and filed criminal complaints against the Wake County School Board.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, talks about how parents across the country are successfully engaging in public schools.
December 16, 202100:54:10
Dan Bishop, Sarah Perry, Virgil Walker, Arielle Del Turco, Gordon Chang

On today's show:

  • Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of North Carolina and Member of the House Judiciary Committee, discusses the House holding Mark Meadows in criminal contempt, the debt ceiling vote in Congress, and Biden’s massive spending bill.
  • Sarah Perry, Legal Fellow for the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at Heritage Foundation, warns of LGBT indoctrination promoting “Two Spirit” sexuality and child mutation happening to 4-year-olds in L.A. schools.
  • Virgil Walker, Executive Director of Operations for G3 Ministries and co-host of the Just Thinking Podcast, calls out a Denver elementary school for planning a racially segregated playground night in the name of “equity.”
  • Arielle Del Turco, FRC’s Assistant Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, talks about the House passing legislation banning imports from China’s Xinjiang region and shares what Christians can do to help persecuted religious minorities in China.
  • Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China," discusses the video summit between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.
December 15, 202100:54:10
Ron Estes, Ronnie Stinson, Mike McClure, Andrew Bostom

On today's show:

  • Ron Estes, U.S. Representative for the 4th district of Kansas, discusses the Congressional Budget Office’s numbers showing the true cost of the Build back Better bill and shares his concerns about the hidden agendas in the bill.
  • Ronnie Stinson, Senior Pastor of Trace Creek Baptist Church in Mayfield, Kentucky, talks about how the church is responding to the worst tornado destruction in the state’s history.
  • Mike McClure, Senior Pastor of Calvary Christian Fellowship in San Jose, California, shares about the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration serving a warrant and demanding information on COVID compliance.
  • Dr. Andrew Bostom, Clinical Trialist and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Brown University, questions why COVID policies are drifting further and further away from what clinical data shows about the virus.
December 14, 202100:54:10
James Comer, Luther Harrison, Paul Schmitt, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show:

  • James Comer, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Kentucky, shares about the devastation from the recent tornadoes and relief efforts across Kentucky.
  • Luther Harrison, Vice President of North American Ministries for Samaritan's Purse, discusses Samaritan’s Purse’s relief efforts in the states devastated by tornadoes.
  • Paul Schmitt, Legal Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, celebrates a ruling upholding the religious rights of a church school after Maryland officials revoked the school’s eligibility to participate in a voucher program based on the school’s beliefs on marriage and sexuality.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, warns of school districts across the U.S. screening teaching applicants about their political beliefs and commends parents for successfully persuading an Arizona school district to cancel a “Transgender Awareness Week.”
December 13, 202100:54:10
Katherine Johnson, Bryan Steil, Bob Fu, George Barna

On today's show:

  • Katherine Johnson, FRC’s research fellow for legal and policy studies, talks about the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Texas heartbeat law case.
  • Bryan Steil, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Wisconsin, discusses the Labor Department report showing inflation surging to a nearly 40-year high.
  • Bob Fu, Founder and President of China Aid Association and FRC’s Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom, calls for a boycott of the Olympics in Beijing as China commits a genocide against the Uyghurs and discusses the Uyghur Tribunal judgement.
  • George Barna, FRC’s Senior Research Fellow for the Center for Biblical Worldview and the Director of Research at the Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University, shares the third phase of his study, “New Insights into the Generation of Growing Influence: Millennials In America.”
December 10, 202100:54:10
Haris Alic, Kevin Cramer, Mark Green, Joseph Backholm, Dave Brat

On today's show:

  • Haris Alic, reporter for the Washington Times, discusses the Senate passing a bill to nullify Biden’s vaccine mandate for employers.
  • Kevin Cramer, U.S. Senator from North Dakota, gives an update on the bill nullifying Biden’s vaccine mandates and the debt ceiling debate.
  • Mark Green, U.S. Representative for the 7th District of, details how the Congressional Review Act helped revoke the Biden Vaccine mandates and gives the latest on the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Joseph Backholm, FRC's Senior Fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement, discusses the Supreme Court oral arguments in key school choice case.
  • Luther Harrison, Vice President of North American Ministries for Samaritan's Purse, and Dr. Dave Bratdean of the School of Business at Liberty University, share the need for volunteers in Louisiana to continue the cleanup after Hurricane Ida.
December 09, 202100:54:10
Jerry Boykin, Lela Gilbert, Chip Roy, Chuck Grassley

On today's show:

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, discusses President Biden’s call with Vladimir Putin.
  • Lela Gilbert, FRC's Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom, talks about the letter signed by religious freedom advocates calling for the Biden administration to put Nigeria back on the list of Countries of Particular Concern.
  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for the 21st District, gives an update on what’s happening in Congress after the NDAA provision forcing women to register for the military draft as removed and efforts to block the Biden vaccine mandates.
  • Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator from Iowa, discusses the status of Biden’s vaccine mandates, the Supreme Court Commission offering no recommendation on court packing, and the Senate Judiciary Committee letter calling on AG Garland to rescind his memo labeling parents as “domestic terrorists.”
December 08, 202100:54:10
Vicky Hartzler, Josh Hawley, Sam Brownback, Jerry Boykin, Adrian Zenz

On today's show:

  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri and member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Josh Hawley, U.S. Senator from Missouri, celebrate the provision mandating women to register for the military draft being dropped from the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Sam Brownback, former Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, remembers former U.S. Senator Bob Dole.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, discusses the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
  • Adrian Zenz, Senior Fellow in China Studies at Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, talks about his investigation into China’s crackdown on Uyghurs.
December 07, 202100:54:06
Michael Waltz, Jeff Barrows, J. Marie Griffin-Taylor, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show:

  • Michael Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Florida, discusses the Biden administration announcing a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, the NDAA amendment banning imports made with forced Uyghur labor from China, and China’s plan to establish a military base off the coast of Africa.
  • Dr. Jeff Barrows, Senior Vice President of Bioethics and Public Policy at Christian Medical & Dental Associations, details what is known about and the proper response to the Omicron variant.
  • J. Marie Griffin-Taylor, Dean and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Truett McConnell University and a former law enforcement officer, talks about the crime wave sweeping California and the policies that led to the lawlessness.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, talks about the push back by state chapters against the National School Board Association (NSBA) after the NSBA sent a letter sent a letter to the Biden administration accusing parents who speak out against radical curricula of “domestic terrorism.”
December 06, 202100:54:10
Matt Rosendale, Erin Hawley, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Matt Rosendale, U.S. Representative for Montana, discusses Congress approving a continuing resolution and efforts to use the Congressional Review Act to nullify the Biden vaccine mandates.
  • Erin Hawley, senior counsel to the appellate team at Alliance Defending Freedom, explains the possible outcomes of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Supreme Court case.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, shares how Christians can be praying for the Dobbs case.
December 03, 202100:54:10
Roger Marshall, Chris Smith, Gordon Chang, Mike Johnson

On today's show:

  • Roger Marshall, U.S. Senator from Kansas, shares his efforts to stop President Biden’s vaccine mandate in the upcoming spending measures being considered by the U.S. Senate.
  • Chris Smith, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of New Jersey and Senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, responds to the Biden administration’s removal of Nigeria from the Countries of Particular Concern list.
  • Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China," talks about the Women’s Tennis Association suspending all of its events in China.
  • Mike Johnson, U.S. Representative for the 4th district of Louisiana, analyzes Justice Sotomayor’s comments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization oral arguments and shares his thoughts on the possible outcomes of the Dobbs case.
December 02, 202100:54:10
Mary Szoch, Sherif Girgis, Tom Cotton, Brent Keilen, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show:

  • Mary Szoch, FRC’s Director of the Center for Human Dignity, discusses the rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court as oral arguments were heard in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.
  • Sherif Girgis, Associate Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School, analyzes the oral arguments in the Dobbs case.
  • Tom Cotton, U.S. Senator from Arkansas, talks about the oral arguments in the Dobbs case and gives an update on the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Brent Keilen, Vice President of FRC Action, reflects on the advancements of the pro-life movement.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, discusses the Fairfax County School District putting sexually explicit books back in the school library, the Detroit superintendent boasting that critical race theory is “deeply used” by the school district, and parents suing a Wisconsin school district over its pronoun policy.
December 01, 202100:54:10
Michael Waltz, Russell Gambosi, Mary Szoch, John Bennett, Travis Weber

On today's show:

  • Michael Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th district of Florida, talks about the status of negotiations with Iran and the latest on the killing of Christians in Nigeria.
  • Russell Gombosi, MD, member of the American College of Pediatricians’ Board of Directors, discusses the American College of Pediatricians’ opposition to mandating COVID vaccines for children.
  • Mary Szoch, FRC’s Director of the Center for Human Dignity, compares the United States’ abortion laws to those around globe and previews the Supreme Court oral arguments in the Dobbs case.
  • John Bennett, Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, calls for RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to either change course or resign.
  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, discusses the liberal policy agenda of the Log Cabin Republicans.
November 30, 202100:54:10
Andy Biggs, Gordon Chang, Owen Strachan

On today's show:

  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, discusses Fauci saying that we should be “prepared to do anything and everything” in response to the Omicron COVID variant, President Biden enacting a travel ban on African countries, and a Missouri federal court halting the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
  • Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China," talks about China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
  • Owen Strachan, Senior Fellow with FRC’s Center for Biblical Worldview, author, and provost and research professor at Grace Bible Theological Seminary, unpacks the woke agenda in the Salvation Army’s curriculum.
November 29, 202100:54:10
Michael Waltz, Josh Hawley

On today's show are highlights from FRC’s Pray Vote Stand Summit:

  • Michael Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Florida, talks about the impact of the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan and shares what Americans can do to push back on China’s global ambitions.
  • Josh Hawley, U.S. Senator from Missouri, encourages Christians to stand up to the radical agendas being pushed on America’s families.
November 26, 202100:54:04
Carter Conlon, Jeffrey Froh, Warren Davidson

On today's show:

  • Pastor Carter Conlon, General Overseer of Times Square Church, reflects on the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Froh, author of “Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character” and Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University, shares the scientific and psychological benefits of practicing gratitude.
  • Rep. Warren Davidson, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Ohio, gives thanks for faith, family, and freedom this Thanksgiving.
November 25, 202100:54:05
George Barna, John Basie, David Closson

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • George Barna, FRC’s Senior Research Fellow for the Center for Biblical Worldview and the Director of Research at the Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University, discusses the findings of his study, "New Insights into the Generation of Growing Influence: Millennials In America.”
  • John Basie, Director of Impact 360 Masters and author of “Know. Be. Live. A 360 Degree Approach to Discipleship in a Post-Christian Era,” shares a 360-degree approach to discipleship in a post-Christian era.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, talks about how to share the gospel with friends and family over the holidays.
November 24, 202100:54:06
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