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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January 5, 2017, 2:34 PM EST
In a recent interview with Arutz Sheva TV, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) talked about the left-leaning bias in U.S. academia, saying, the left is trying to “get rid of history.”
January 4, 2017, 3:36 PM EST
( – U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor issued a nationwide injunction on Saturday blocking HHS regulation 1557, which “forbids discriminating on the basis of ‘gender identity’ and ‘termination of pregnancy’” in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with no exceptions for religious healthcare providers.
December 23, 2016, 12:46 PM EST
( – According to a recent survey, Americans prefer ‘Merry Christmas’ to ‘Happy Holidays’ by 20 percentage points. The Marist poll was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, who released the findings on Thursday. 
December 22, 2016, 12:10 PM EST
The Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Mosul, Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf told Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) this week that without President-elect Donald Trump’s help, Christian families who have escaped ISIS in the Erbil area of the Kurdistan region “are finished.”
December 21, 2016, 3:38 PM EST
( – Rep. Steve Russell (R- Okla.) released the sixth installment of his ongoing Waste Watch series on Monday, showing 10 instances of government waste totaling around $139 billion in taxpayer money.
December 20, 2016, 3:44 PM EST
A group of more than 100 House Democrats sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump Monday asking that he eliminate the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of federal funds for abortion except in cases of rape and incest, despite Trump’s campaign promise to essentially do the opposite and make the Hyde Amendment permanent law in a September letter to pro-life leaders.
December 15, 2016, 2:55 PM EST
( — The Associated Press announced Thursday that it will join Facebook to help “identify and debunk” news stories being shared online that are false.
December 15, 2016, 1:41 PM EST
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a rule Wednesday that would block states from defunding abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
December 14, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
The House Tuesday passed the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, a bill designed to “advance religious freedom globally,” following approval by the Senate last week and is now headed to the president’s desk.
December 7, 2016, 11:54 AM EST
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) made remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday in defense of an award-winning “Dear Future Mom” video, which was banned from airing on French television due to concerns that the expressions of happy children with Down syndrome in the video were “inappropriate” because they were "likely to disturb the conscience of women who had lawfully made different personal life choices.”
December 7, 2016, 10:53 AM EST
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) (AP Photo)( – Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) held a forum Tuesday on the future of the Electoral College, which he claimed was “rooted in slavery.”
December 5, 2016, 2:30 PM EST
The Satanic Temple released a statement Saturday challenging new rules proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott which require aborted babies to be cremated or buried and go into effect Dec. 19th.
December 5, 2016, 10:41 AM EST
Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), a cardiac surgeon, countered claims Thursday that the work of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives was halting “vital medical research.”
December 2, 2016, 3:08 PM EST
During House floor debate Thursday over providing additional funding to the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which is looking into the ethics of the medical practices of abortion service providers and the business practices of the procurement organizations who sell baby body parts, Reps. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) called the committee “fake” and claimed it would fuel “fake news.”
November 30, 2016, 6:29 PM EST
Advocates against government waste gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to discuss ways in which President-elect Donald Trump could cut wasteful spending, with some expressing cautious optimism that he may take positive steps once in the Oval Office
November 28, 2016, 3:11 PM EST
( – Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) released his second “Federal Fumbles” report on Monday calling out 100 examples of the misuse of taxpayer dollars through out-of-control government spending and regulation.
November 28, 2016, 12:14 PM EST
Project Defending Life, a pro-life pregnancy center in Albuquerque, N.M., was targeted by an arson attack last Tuesday in what is being described as a possible hate crime by an FBI spokesman.
November 22, 2016, 11:43 AM EST
France’s Conseil d'État (State Council) banned the award-winning “Dear Future Mom” video from airing on French television due to concerns that the expressions of happy children with Down syndrome in the video were “inappropriate” because they were "likely to disturb the conscience of women who had lawfully made different personal life choices.”
November 21, 2016, 5:35 PM EST
( – A poll released Friday by the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) shows that a majority of voters, 64%, support legislation such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that would prohibit abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy.