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February 20, 2023

An Update on Government with House Leadership - with Congressman Roger Williams

Our black history hero segment today is on Clara Brown. Later in the program we have Congressman Roger Williams on to give us an update on government, now with Republican house leadership. What is his take on the State of the Union address? What is going on with our relationship with China? What about the southern border? All of this and more, today on WallBuilders!

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WallBuilders Live! is the daily, half-hour program of David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders. David is a nationally known Christian author and historian. Together with co-host Rick Green, WallBuilders Live! meets at the intersection of faith and politics, capturing the ideas of America’s Founding Fathers and applying them to the news and issues of today.

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