October 2019
CNP Action, Inc. presents the October 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.

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Ed Meese Honored with the
Presidential Medal of Freedom
President Donald Trump and Ed Meese
On October 8, President Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former counselor to President Ronald Reagan, former U.S. Attorney General and current elder statesman of the conservative movement --- The Honorable Edwin Meese III. Click here for the presentation in the Oval Office.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in his Washington Update "I can't think of anyone more deserving. For decades, Ed's humility and wisdom has made him a trusted counselor to presidents as well as aspiring young leaders." To read more, click here .
Jenny Beth Martin Filed Ethics Complaint Against House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff Amid
Impeachment Inquiry
Jenny Beth Martin, Honorary Chairman of Tea Party Patriots Action, filed an ethics complaint requesting an inquiry into multiple violations of House ethics rules by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA-28). The complaint was filed with the Office of Congressional Ethics on the grounds that Schiff violated House Ethics Rule XXIII of the Code of Official Conduct. To learn more, here is the full complaint and here is a Fox News article. "Mr. Schiff should be publicly censured for his illegal actions...He has used his position to investigate the leadership of a rival political party..." stated Jenny Beth.
Jenny Beth Martin
House Committees to Hear H.R. 3,
Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Tomorrow, Thursday, October 17, both the House Education & Labor and Energy & Commerce Committees will markup House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA-12) partisan drug pricing plan, H.R. 3, Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019.

For more information:

Action items:
  • 60 Plus Association is looking for seniors to attend the committee hearings tomorrow. Your expenses will be covered by 60 Plus. If you are interested, contact Mary Mahoney at mmahoney@60plus.org or (202) 297-3499.
  • Keep publishing statements, op-eds, coalition letters, backgrounders, digital media, etc. in opposition to H.R. 3. If you send something to House Members, email it to Alexa Walker, Director of Coalitions, Member Services and Outreach of the Republican Study Committee, at Alexa.Walker@mail.house.gov, as she is compiling resources for Members and staff.
CNN Corruption Exposed by Project Veritas
At the recent CNP meeting, James O'Keefe, Founder and President of Project Veritas, promised that his organization would soon release videos to show the corruption in the Mainstream Media. He has delivered! Over the past couple of days, Project Veritas has released several videos exposing CNN. To see the first, click the image above or here. Other videos can be found here.
New CAP Memo for the Movement
Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli

CAP encourages all leaders to share this principled policy statement with their organizations' members. The material contained in the memo provides important information, and CAP is interested in it being shared widely to have a more well-informed citizenry.

Please feel free to reproduce, publish or quote from this memo, or any part thereof. No attribution to CAP or any of the signers is necessary.

To view other CAP memos, click here.
Carrie Severino Weighs in on Liberal List of Potential U.S. Supreme Court Nominees
Carrie Severino
The liberal group Demand Justice published their list of people who should be considered for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court if a liberal is elected president.

CNP meeting speaker Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director for Judicial Crisis Network and Co-Author of Justice on Trial, wrote this National Review article in response to the list. The article points out just how different the world would be if a liberal president were to start appointing people to the Court.
Sidney Powell Writes Letter to Attorney General William Barr:
Government Targeted Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
Sidney Powell
Another speaker at the recent CNP meeting, Sidney Powell, who is author of the bestseller Licensed to Lie and lead counsel in more than 500 appeals in the Fifth Circuit, was recently featured in an article entitled Flynn Lawyer's Letter to Barr: Flynn Was Set Up to 'Take Out' Trump in The Epoch Times.
Hillsdale College's New Graduate
School of Government in DC
Hillsdale College introduces the Steve and Amy Van Andel Graduate School of Government in DC for young working professionals. They are offering a part-time Master of Arts in Government to teach rising leaders about American exceptionalism, first principles and constitutionalism. Click above or here to watch the launch video and here to read a press release.
The next Heard Around the Hill will be issued on November 13. If you would like to submit information to be included in this publication, please send your submission to Sherri Francescon before COB on Friday, November 8. 

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Sherri D. Francescon
Managing Director, CNP Action, Inc.