Rachel Bovard

About Rachel Bovard

Rachel Bovard is senior director of policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute. Beginning in 2006, she served in both the House and Senate in various roles including as legislative director for Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and policy director for the Senate Steering Committee under the successive chairmanships of Senator Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), where she advised Committee members on strategy related to floor procedure and policy matters. In the House, she worked as senior legislative assistant to Congressman Donald Manzullo (R-Il.), and Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas). She is the former director of policy services for the Heritage Foundation. Follow her on Twitter at @RachelBovard.

Green New Deal Is No Deal

After months of talk, we finally saw the outlines of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” this week. Hoo boy, is it a doozy. The New York Democrat’s 14-page resolution aspires to achieve “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions” in just 10 years. It leaves no part of the economy untouched in pursuit of this

By | 2019-02-10T08:01:52-07:00 February 9th, 2019|

Congress Has a Little Time to Get Immigration Right

After refusing for weeks to negotiate over border security “until the government is open,” the bluff has been called on congressional Democrats. Congress has until February 15 to craft a border security package ahead of what could be yet another partial government shutdown. Talks among the 17 lawmakers appointed to the committee assigned

By | 2019-02-03T20:54:30-07:00 February 3rd, 2019|

Census Fight Is About Dollars and Votes

While the national debate continues over how secure our border will be, another aspect of illegal immigration continues to snake its way through the courts. In 2017, the Trump Administration added a question about citizenship to the upcoming 2020 census; simply, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” Predictably, the administration

By | 2019-01-26T21:55:01-07:00 January 26th, 2019|

The Senate Owns This Shutdown

How is the current partial government shutdown going to end? That’s the question echoing down the halls of empty congressional chambers, talk radio, and cable news shows. On Thursday, the Senate made a part of the outcome obvious. After retreating for the Christmas holiday, the Senate returned to work—for all of three minutes.

By | 2018-12-28T13:43:30-07:00 December 28th, 2018|

Only Two Weeks Left for Republicans to Get It

There’s only one area where bipartisanship still reigns in Washington: avoidance. Republican and Democrat leaders this week held hands and used the funeral events for President George H. W. Bush as an excuse to move their funding deadline—which previously expired on December 7—two weeks forward, to December 21, four days before Christmas. In

By | 2018-12-08T22:58:32-07:00 December 7th, 2018|