March 2017

In This Issue
CNP Action, Inc. presents the March edition of Heard Around the Hill. This monthly publication provides updates and news about what is happening on Capitol Hill, plus events and projects sponsored by Conservative groups around the country. Here is what this month's edition includes:     
Quick Links
     firstThe First Month
President Donald J. Trump

As of February 20, President Donald J. Trump has been in office for one month. In that first month : he jump-started job creation, unraveled Obama-era regulations, strengthened domestic and national security and appointed Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Click here to read a press release from The White House Office of the Press Secretary that provides more detail as to what President Trump accomplished in his first 31 days.
    stepsAction Steps to Share and Implement

At last month's CNP meeting in Orlando, Florida, there were four Action Sessions that attendees participated in:
Attendees developed concrete action steps in each of these Sessions. To learn more, click on the links above. Here is a video (password: cnp1981) of CNP Action, Inc. Board Member and CNP President Tony Perkins presenting the action steps at the meeting. Please feel free to share these with your network and friends.
     letterCNP Letter to President Trump
President Donald J. Trump

Over 150 conservative leaders have signed the CNP letter urging President Trump to sign the executive order that protects religious liberty. If you have already signed on, thank you; if you have not, you still can by clicking here. Several media outlets have reported on the letter:
  hearingHearing for Judge Gorsuch Set for This Month
Judge Neil M. Gorsuch
The Senate Judiciary Committee announced that the hearing on Judge Neil M. Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court will begin on March 20. Judge Gorsuch was nominated by President Trump on January 31 to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The hearing is expected to be highly contested. Democrats are angry at Republicans for refusing to allow President Barack Obama to fill the seat when it became vacant last February. They feel the Republicans stole the court seat. Republicans need 60 votes to avoid a possible filibuster and confirm Judge Gorsuch. They hold a 52-seat majority in the Senate, so they will need some Democrats to vote for Judge Gorsuch.    

Want to show your support for Judge Gorsuch and help him get confirmed? Here are some ways: 
     jwJudicial Watch Sues CIA, DOJ and Treasury

On March 6, Judicial Watch issued a press release entitled Judicial Watch Sues CIA, DOJ and Treasury for Records Related to Intelligence Leaks Regarding Investigation of General Flynn. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the agencies failed to respond to a January 25 Freedom of Information Act request. CNP Action, Inc. Board Member and CNP Gold Circle Member Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, is quoted in the press release as saying "President Trump is on to something. The Obama-connected wiretapping and illegal leaks of classified material concerning President Trump and General Flynn are a scandal. Judicial Watch aims to get to the truth about these crimes and we hope the Trump administration stands with us in the fight for transparency."
pardonPress Conference to Celebrate
the Pardon of Petr Jasek  
Trent Franks
Tom Garrett 
Former Congressman Mark Siljander 
Nadine Maenza 

On March 2, CNP Member and Chairman of Hardwired Global Nadine Maenza was part of a press conference on Capitol Hill with Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08), Congressman Tom Garrett (VA-05) and former Congressman and now President of Bridges to Common Ground Mark Siljander. The press conference celebrated the release of Petr Jasek, a Czech citizen providing humanitarian aid to needy Sudanese, from Sudanese Prison. Furthermore, the press conference called for greater unity and partnership in promoting and protecting religious liberties in Sudan. For more information, please click on this press release.  
   congressCNP Member Running for Congress  
Chad Connelly
CNP Member Chad Connelly is running for former Congressman Mick Mulvaney's (SC-05) seat. Congressman Mulvaney is now the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. According to the article, Former S.C. GOP Chairman Chad Connelly Running for Congress, Chad said, "Washington is broken and I want to do my part to try to fix it." Chad faces a competitive primary on May 2. The GOP field continues to increase: Sheri Few, Penry Gustafson, Tom Mullikin, Ralph Norman, Tommy Pope and Kris Wampler. There is one Democrat running: Archie Parnell. The general election will be June 20. Here is Chad's Facebook page and Twitter feed.

The next Heard Around the Hill will be issued on Wednesday, April 12. If you would like to submit information to be included in this publication, please send your submission to Sherri Francescon before 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. 

CNP Action, Inc. is the section 501(c)(4) sister organization of the Council for National Policy, an educational organization founded in 1981. CNP Action, Inc. does not support candidates or political parties, but it may promote issues or specific pieces of legislation. This publication is for informational purposes and does not necessarily represent the opinion of CNP Action, Inc. or its constituents. 
Sherri D. Francescon
Managing Director, CNP Action, Inc.