Lauretta Brown is a Staff Reporter with CNS News covering Congress and a range of issues including healthcare, religious freedom, and foreign policy. Her work has appeared on outlets like the Drudge Report and Yahoo News. She is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College.

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February 1, 2017, 3:49 PM EST
( – House Representative Pramil Jayapal (D-Wash.) told she does not think that persecuted religious minorities should have their refugee admission claims prioritized.
February 1, 2017, 12:06 PM EST
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) did not directly answer when asked on Capitol Hill Tuesday if he agreed with part of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration issued Friday that calls for prioritizing “persecuted religious minorities.”
January 30, 2017, 5:28 PM EST
Sister Constance Veit, communications director for the Little Sisters of the Poor in the United States, spoke with Friday at the annual March for Life about a new initiative the sisters have begun called Youth and Aged for Life.
January 30, 2017, 11:05 AM EST
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) (AP Photo)( – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told at the March for Life on Friday that it "is imperative" that President Donald Trump follow through on his promise to nominate a pro-life justice to the U.S.
January 27, 2017, 6:51 PM EST
( – Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) told at the March for Life on Friday that  President Donald Trump was “knocking it out of the stadium” as far as pro-life issues go, and that he hopes Trump “keeps marching on and doing what’s right, because if he does, history will see him as kind of an Abraham Lincoln for the unborn.”
January 27, 2017, 6:16 PM EST
( – At the 2017 March for Life in Washington, D.C., Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson told that the pro-life issue is very important to him and it often, unfortunately, gets “swept under the rug.”
January 26, 2017, 10:42 AM EST
In a floor speech opposing the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said President Trump is writing an “Apocalypse of Women” book of the Bible.
January 24, 2017, 3:39 PM EST
( – In response to the Trump administration reinstating the Mexico City Policy, which blocks taxpayer funds to non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas, Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens said “access to safe, legal abortion is an American value.”
January 23, 2017, 6:12 PM EST
During an anti-Trump rally near the White House Friday, political activist and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore had a message for the crews of helicopters flying overhead.
January 23, 2017, 2:43 PM EST
( – Darakshan Raja, co-founder of the Muslim American Women's Policy Forum and formerly a researcher at the Urban Institute, said at a rally on inauguration day that President Trump “made a lot of Islamophobic comments in his inauguration. He said he wants the extermination of radical Islam. What that basically means is he wants the extermination of Muslims globally.”
January 20, 2017, 12:59 PM EST
( -- The Anti-Capitalist Anti-Fascist Bloc’s DisruptJ20 Inauguration protest quickly turned violent Friday morning as protestors gathered at Logan Circle in D.C. and marched down 13th Street. Footage shot by MRC Culture and during the march show protestors vandalizing local businesses, destroying a limousine with hammers, spray-painting on walls and windows, smashing kiosks, and chanting “no cops, no borders, fight law and order.”
January 19, 2017, 12:49 PM EST
The Virginia House of Delegates voted 57-36 Wednesday to adopt a resolution calling January 22nd, the day that the Supreme Court ruled that abortion was a constitutional right, a “Day of Tears in Virginia” and saying “that the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia are encouraged to lower their flags to half-staff to mourn the innocents who have lost their lives to abortion.”
January 18, 2017, 10:17 AM EST
Star Parker, syndicated columnist and founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), told Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, has worked “extensively helping poor children get quality education,” adding that DeVos “has a worldview consistent with liberty and so that means that she will perhaps look at places where government is overreaching and pull it back.”
January 16, 2017, 4:01 PM EST
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) introduced a bill in the House Thursday that would prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable. The legislation also requires doctors to check for the unborn child’s heartbeat, which is detectable as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
January 13, 2017, 2:56 PM EST
Open Doors USA released its 25th annual World Watch List (WWL), a ranking of the top 50 countries “where Christians face the most severe persecution for their faith” Wednesday, noting that “Islamic extremism is the lead generator of persecution for 35 out of 50 countries on the list.”
January 12, 2017, 11:05 AM EST
Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) (AP Photo)( – Reps.
January 10, 2017, 3:35 PM EST
( – Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told that he has “never had a negative interaction” working with Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the attorney general nominee of the Trump administration, when asked if he thought Sessions was a man of high character as he faced his first Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday. 
January 9, 2017, 7:28 PM EST
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is a “very decent man” who has “served well and whose track record speaks for itself,” an Alabama pastor said on Capitol Hill Monday, as he and other black pastors spoke out in support for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General.
January 6, 2017, 3:27 PM EST
( – Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards would not directly agree with the idea that Planned Parenthood’s operations are at the “core to abortion in America.”
January 5, 2017, 6:06 PM EST
Repealing the Affordable Care Act “is about denying women healthcare” and “disempowering women,” NARAL Pro-Choice America president Ilyse Hogue said on Capitol Hill Thursday.