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Daily Action Outline for the Week of March 27th – March 31st


Tea Party Patriots: House GOP members fail to repeal Obamacare

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the failed attempt by House GOP members to repeal and replace Obamacare. “The AHCA failed to garner the necessary votes from the House GOP for the simple reason that it failed to repeal the core elements of ObamaCare – the insurance company mandates (‘Guaranteed Issue,’ ‘Community Rating,’ and ‘Essential Health Benefits’) that are driving up the costs of health insurance even as they drive down the quality of care – and, as such, failed to live up to the promise to repeal ObamaCare ‘root and branch....

IRS still hasn’t gotten rid of policy it used to target tea partyers

The same policy that enabled authorities at the IRS to slow-roll the tax-exempt-status applications of tea-party groups remains on the books, according to a watchdog group. The Daily Caller has the story: The federal tax agency’s policy requires IRS officials to stop processing tax-exempt applications that are “likely to attract media or congressional attention,” the Cause of Action Institute said in a report made public Wednesday. The policy also directs IRS officials to prepare “sensitive case reports” for their supervisors and to ignore “the merits of the application” if it involved a newsworthy topic. “Targeting was — ...

Rep. Massie’s tweet perfectly captures how Americans feel right now about GOP Obamacare replacement bill

Freedom Caucus member Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) Wednesday tweeted he is “changing” his vote on the proposed GOP Obamacare-replacement bill being negotiated between members of Congress and the Trump administration. But don’t worry – we think you’ll like what he did… NBC News Capitol Hill Producer Alex Moe this afternoon tweeted she was informed by a senior GOP aide that there will be no vote today on the GOP bill as originally planned. Both parties appear to be standing their ground — including members of the Freedom Caucus like Rep. Massie and Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), who insist on a bill that fully repeals Obamacare, as promis...

House Freedom Caucus chairman: ‘We still have major concerns’ with Obamacare replacement bill

While House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows announced earlier this week that members of the caucus will not be bound to vote against the GOP Obamacare replacement legislation, he says a number of the members, himself included, have serious reservations about the bill. USA Today has the details: But just because they were given the OK to vote however they chose didn’t mean everyone was ready to vote yes. Several Freedom Caucus members, including Meadows, said late Monday they still expect most of the group will vote "no." "I think we still have major concerns with this bill," Meadows said after the Freedom Caucus met for their weekly ...

Tea Party Patriots: GOP “repeal” bill falls far short of repealing Obamacare as promised

Tea Party Patriots and our supporters remain overwhelmingly opposed to the Obamacare repeal attempt the House Republican leadership is currently advancing. Even with the GOP Leadership's amendments, the American Health Care Act falls far short of fully repealing Obamacare. Our goal is to amend this bill so that we can support it. But gaining our support would require meaningful changes, including removing the tax credits (which, incidentally, look a lot like the Obamacare subsidies) and repealing the insurance company mandates. We are also in favor of rejecting the Senate Parliamentarian's advice, if necessary, to move forward with a bill that ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/19/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The House leadership is hoping to be done for the week on Thursday, but they’ve notified Members to be prepared for a late night. The Senate will return Tuesday, with the first vote set to take place at noon. The Senate is set to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The snowstorm that hit the east coast delayed the House’s return to action until Wednesday. The first vote was held at 6:57 PM, on a bill brought to the floor under Suspension of the Rules. On Thursday, the House took up and passed H.R. 1259, the VA Accounta...

Amendments to House Obamacare Replacement Bill


Daily Action Outline for the Week of March 20th – March 24th


ICE cracks down on three states harboring illegal-immigrants with criminal records

Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday said they arrested a total of nearly 250 illegal immigrants in three different states who have a record of crime or are facing criminal charges and that the arrests largely took place in Philadelphia. The Washington Examiner has the story: The focus was Philadelphia, a so-called "sanctuary city" that has been refusing to comply with ICE demands that city law enforcement detain illegals for arrest. "In the Philadelphia area, ICE arrested several at large criminal aliens in which the agency had issued detainers but the City of Philadelphia failed to honor them and released the individuals ...