The Federalist Radio Hour gets an insider’s look on some of Congress’ hottest summer issues.

Coalitions Director for the Republican Study Committee, Rachel Kopec joins Ben to dissect the debate on the Export-Import Bank, the Highway Transportation Bill, and the Affordable Care Act.

“If conservatives can’t address corporate welfare,” the senior staffer asks “how can we have any credibility on social welfare reform?”

Later in the program, former Ambassador Francis Rooney, the U.S. Delegate to The Holy See under President George Bush, discusses Pope Benedict’s recent climate change encyclical. The Vatican, he believes, ought to focus on more pressing needs rather than hot-button political controversies.



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