Research Locker

The Research Locker is an open-source archive of documents containing cited facts and figures for journalists to reference as they cover the most pressing issues the American people face every day. These documents are periodically updated with new data points, and the date above the title of each one reflects when the last update occurred. We provide this comprehensive research free to the public – simply click on a topic to view and download the PDF.

The Biden Administration has Failed to be Transparent with the American People
Immediately upon taking office, President Biden vowed a commitment to government transparency. Regarding Biden’s discovered classified documents, many questions remain unanswered by the White House including what is in the documents, how they were discovered, and why the information was withheld two months after they were found. In March 2021, the Biden administration was limiting the information Border Patrol agents could share with the media, which was seen as an unofficial gag order.

Americans Want Results in Washington, Not Partisan Games
Recent polling shows Americans want elected officials to set aside partisan differences to address the country’s challenges. According to a December 2022 national poll conducted By NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist, 74% of Americans favor bipartisanship in Washington over standing on principle. As president, Joe Biden has ruled by executive order to enact progressive policies and authorized trillions of dollars In federal spending with no Republican input.

Teachers Unions are Responsible for Education Learning Losses
Resistance by “powerful” teachers unions to reopening schools led to poor outcomes for students. Rigorous studies found that in-person schooling was safe and not contributing to the community spread of COVID, but school systems with powerful teachers unions remained closed to in-person learning. Test scores for the ‘Nation’s Report Card’ showed that two decades of growth in math and reading proficiency were wiped out by pandemic-disrupted learning practices.

Data Shows Importance of Younger Voter Groups Growing
According To election data, Gen Z and the youngest Millennials voted overwhelmingly Democratic and were attracted to Democratic stances on abortion, climate change, and gun rights. Young voters face serious economic headwinds and disregard their economic self-interest to support Democrats.

Deadly Fentanyl is Pouring Over Our Borders and Stealing the Lives of our Children
“Fentanyl has become a plague in America amid the current border crisis. …Cartels are taking advantage of the wave of migrants surging over the border.” Fentanyl has become the “Driving Force” of teenage overdose deaths, especially for black teens.

Joe Biden is Responsible for Inflation
Many Americans are suffering hardships due to inflation as a result of the Biden administration’s policies, such as the American Rescue Plan Act. Biden’s own economists have objected to Democratic talking points that inflation was due to corporate power. Analyses of the Inflation Reduction Act show the bill’s impact on inflation would be “statistically indistinguishable from zero” in the short-term and would actually raise inflation.

Progressive Crime Policies Spur Increased Violence
Since Oregon voters approved a ballot measure decriminalizing possession of hard drugs, violent crime, drug addictions and overdoses have increased in Portland and throughout the state. In San Francisco, recently recalled San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin prioritized reducing San Francisco’s jail population, which plummeted after he was elected DA. Philadelphia’s homicide rate is on track to become the highest in police records.

Voter Issues Concerning to Americans
A 2012 report by Pew Center on the states found there were at least 1.8 million deceased people on voter rolls. In Harris County, Texas, 10,000 uncounted primary election ballots  one week after election day, caused a delay in results. Residents of Southeast Baltimore received 2020 election ballots nearly 2 years later. In North Carolina and Pennsylvania, hundreds of noncitizens have voted in federal elections.

Biden Staff – Student Loans
Biden plans to forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt. Americans owe nearly $1.75 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among 48 million borrowers.

IRS Overreach
The Inflation Reduction Act, passed in August 2022, included $80 billion in funding for the IRS and could allow the IRS to hire almost 87,000 new full time agents. A recent job posting from the IRS said applicants must be “willing to use deadly force.” According to Kim Bloomquist, a former IRS economist said there was a “realignment of IRS resources from high-income taxpayers to low- and middle-income taxpayers”  who use the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that helps lower income families.