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GOP ‘Skinny’ Obamacare repeal fails to keep long-standing promise of full repeal

After seven GOP Senators betrayed their constituents and voted against ‘clean’ repeal of Obamacare this week, reports indicate the GOP leadership is considering what they are calling  ‘skinny’ repeal of Obamacare. A ‘skinny’ repeal would strip some mandates requiring people to have health insurance while keeping many other provisions of Obamacare provisions intact. The Washington Examiner has the story: That combination of factors will likely make it even harder for Republicans to settle on a "skinny" repeal bill. Under that plan, Republicans would eliminate Obamacare's insurance mandates and would repeal the medical device tax. ...

Sanctuary cities place more importance on ‘relationships with illegal immigrant communities” than the safety of citizens

On Tuesday, the Justice Department issued a new warning to sanctuary cities telling them to cooperate fully with federal immigration agents in order to receive federal law enforcement grant money. The Justice Department hopes enforcing these requirements will help them crack down on MS-13 and other violent transnational gangs. The Washington Times has the details: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said jurisdictions that don’t allow federal agents into their prisons and jails, and that refuse to give at least 48 hours’ notice before releasing illegal immigrants, will lose money. “This is what the American people should be able to expect from ...

President Trump touts success: ‘I have cut illegal immigration on Southern border by 78%’

President Trump promised his supporters that he would continue to crack down on illegal immigration and problems stemming from the abuse of our immigration laws like sanctuary cities, violent gangs and drug traffickers – and he’s getting results. The Daily Caller has the details:   “Since I took office we have cut illegal immigration on our Southern border by record numbers–78 percent,” Trump told the crowd before they started chanting “Build the Wall.” “Just so you understand, we’ve already started fixing much of the good wall that’s already there,” Trump said. “But, we are breaking records.” “We are ...

Congress moves to fund President Trump’s border wall

Congressional Republicans are planning to provide funding to help President Trump uphold his campaign promise to build a wall on our southern border. Congress will vote on allocating $1.6B for the project while Democrats are promising to shut the government down to stop President Trump’s attempts to secure our borders and enhance our national security. The Washington Examiner has the details: The funding will be included in a group of fiscal 2018 spending bills, combined into one measure, that House lawmakers will vote on before leaving for the August recess. The money would fund "physical barrier construction along the southern border, ...

Tea Party Patriots Appreciate Meeting with Leader McConnell, Push for Full Obamacare Repeal

Washington, D.C. – Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement regarding a meeting today with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss the need to fully repeal ObamaCare. "We appreciate Leader McConnell's willingness to meet with Tea Party Patriots activists to discuss the need to repeal ObamaCare and receive our letter signed by one and a half million activists calling for full repeal of ObamaCare. Our supporters have been calling their Senators to ask them to support the motion to proceed in order to advance the process and present Senators the opportunity to keep their promises to repeal ObamaCare. ...

Johnson credits Trump’s rhetoric for decline in illegal immigrants crossing border

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that the decreasing number of illegal immigrants crossing the southwestern U.S. border is partly due to President Trump’s rhetoric. The Washington Examiner has the story: While working for former President Barack Obama, Johnson and other officials worked for years to reduce illegal immigration after the 2014 border crisis that saw thousands of unaccompanied children try to enter the country. Illegal immigration fell in 2015 after the Obama administration worked closely with Central American countries in an effort to get their help in reducing the flow of people, but it rose again in ...

Time for Republicans to Keep Their Promises to Fully Repeal ObamaCare

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the abandonment of the Senate’s watered-down ObamaCare repeal effort. “Now that Senate Republicans have abandoned their watered-down ObamaCare repeal efforts, we are hopeful that this will be the start of a new day in Washington. The time to drain the swamp and keep the promises made to the American people has finally come. If Republican senators wish not to squander their majority, they will work in good faith to fully repeal ObamaCare as they promised time and time again. Full repeal means getting rid of all of the ...

American Made Coalition members would be ‘disappointed if Washington squanders once-in-a-generation opportunity by abandoning real reform’

A group of large U.S. companies urged the Senate Finance Committee to push comprehensive tax reform this year instead of enacting a temporary rate cut or other half-measures that fail to fix the broken pieces in our tax reform. The Washington Times has the details: At the same time, a group of large U.S. companies ranging from Boeing to Johnson & Johnson urged the Senate Finance Committee Monday to take up comprehensive tax reform this year. “Our coalition members would be disappointed if Washington squanders this once-in-a-generation opportunity by abandoning real reform to instead enact a temporary rate cut or some other half-measure ...

Head of National Border Patrol Council: ‘There’s an energy in the Border Patrol that’s never been there before’

Brandon Judd, the head of the National Border Patrol Council, praised President Trump for actually enforcing the law – something that wasn’t seen in the last eight years. The Washington Times has the commentary: “There’s a vibe, there’s an energy in the Border Patrol that’s never been there before,” Mr. Judd told host Steve Doocy. “In the 20 years I’ve been in the patrol, we haven’t seen this type of energy, and we’re excited because we signed up to do a job and this president is allowing us to do that job. “The president has done a great job of actually enforcing the law — something we didn’t see in the last eight ...

GOP leaders unveil revised healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

This week, Senate Republican leaders released their revised version of the healthcare bill aiming to repeal and replace Obamacare. GOP leaders included new changes in the hopes of winning over additional votes from conservatives and moderates. The Hill has the full report: Importantly, the bill largely keeps the Medicaid sections the same, meaning that deeper cuts to the program will still begin in 2025, and the funds for ObamaCare’s expansion of Medicaid will still end in 2024. The changes to Medicaid have emerged as a top concern for moderates such as Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)...