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Speaker of the House Ryan, Sen. Enzi announce introduction of resolution aimed at defunding Obamacare

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate today announced the first step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare – a concurrent resolution that authorizes four committees to “fast-track” the repeal process and “achieve at least $1 billion in deficit reduction” from fiscal years 2017 through 2026. “Today, we take the first steps to repair the nation’ broken healthcare system, removing Washington from the equation and putting control back where it belongs: with patients, their families, and their doctors,” Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) says in a statement. This on the heels of GOP assurances rolling back President Obama’s ...

Fraternal Order of Police president: ‘Confident’ he can work with Sessions to ‘make our communities safer,’ protect citizens’ due-process rights

Fraternal Order of Police President Chuck Canterbury in a recent column says he is optimistic Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) will work with members of law-enforcement organizations to support meaningful programs that better equip officials to protect their communities while also balancing citizens’ due-process rights. The Daily Caller has the commentary: The FOP does not disagree that there is a need for civil asset forfeiture reform.  In fact, we worked very closely with Senator Jeff Sessions on this issue going back to the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA) of 2000. The law enforcement community came together ...

California lawmakers pushing waiver application that would allow illegal immigrants to purchase Obamacare

State lawmakers in California are scrambling to get approval on a waiver that would permit illegal immigrants in California to purchase Obamacare health insurance. The Washington Times has the story: California first made its request, known as a “1332 waiver,” earlier this year. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent the application back as incomplete in mid-November. [Democrat State Sen. Ricardo] Lara said they resubmitted their proposal last week and are hoping for a final expedited review before Mr. Trump, who has taken a harder stance on illegal immigrants, takes office. Authored by Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, ...

Texas restaurateur closing sports bars because of Obamacare, says mandate ‘makes no sense’

The owners of a Fort Worth, Texas sports bar are closing their doors after five years in business, citing the burden of complying with Obamacare regulations as the straw that broke the camel’s back. “If we were to stay in business, there was no way for us to have borne the weight of the oppressive penalties for failing to comply with the mandates of that legislature. Therefore, another establishment goes out of business. Over fifty people lose their jobs. Suppliers and vendors lose the revenue of our account,” reads a statement from owners Bill and Johnnie Katz posted to Facebook Monday. The so-called Affordable Care Act requires ...

President-elect Trump Promises to Take Actions Aimed at Cleaning Up Washington, DC on Day One

Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement reacting to President-elect Donald Trump’s remarks on his plan for action on his first day in the White House. “Tea Party Patriots is excited to roll up our sleeves and get to work with President-elect Donald Trump and his administration as they begin the huge task of draining the swamp and ending the party the Washington Establishment has thrown themselves for years with our hard-earned tax dollars. President-elect Trump has promised on day one to take serious actions that will begin the process of cleaning up Washington and reversing ...

Daily Signal: Projected 2017 Obamacare deductibles ‘breathtaking’

Those who make slightly more than $47,000 a year aren’t eligible for a subsidy that would decrease one’s Obamacare premiums and, considering the shockingly high deductibles Obamacare enrollees face in 2017, it’s no wonder participants are avoiding the doctor’s office as recent reports allege. The Daily Signal has the details: For people enrolled in the health care exchanges, with annual incomes between 100 and 400 percent of the poverty line (between $11,770 and $47,080), the taxpayer subsidies will pick up a progressively larger share of the insurance premium costs as one goes down the income scale. For a person enrolled in the ...

Don’t tread on me: Tea partyers making their voices heard in communities across the country


AP: Leaked document suggests Iran could ramp up uranium enrichment before nuclear deal expires

The much-heralded Iran nuclear deal pushed by the Obama administration – a deal that handed over billions of American taxpayer dollars to a nation with a long history of human-rights offenses – will not hold water with Tehran long before it’s set to expire. The Associated Press has the scoop: Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran's ability to build a bomb even before the end of the pact, according to a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The confidential document is the only text linked to last ...

Iowa farmer, former state rep: ‘[N]avigating the cumbersome tax code takes time away from our livelihood’

Former Iowa state representative and third-generation family farmer Annette Sweeney in a recent opinion piece says members of Congress need to join together and fix our unnecessarily intricate tax code. Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. have no excuse for not simplifying what should be a simple process, she says. The Des Moines Register has the details: I proudly represented the people of Iowa in the state Legislature for four years and I heard many complaints about our outdated tax system. Throughout the year, taxes are of major concern for Iowans; farmers file on March 1, individuals on April 15, and small business owners pay taxes every quarter. ...

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