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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 4/9/17

CALENDAR: Congress will break for two weeks for the Easter Recess. The Senate will be back in session on Monday, April 24, and the House will be back in session on Tuesday, April 25. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Monday evening, and took up and passed H.Res. 92 and H.R. 479 under Suspension of the Rules. H.Res. 92 condemns North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and H.R. 479 designates North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed the rule for consideration of H.R. 1343, the Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017, and ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/26/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will return Monday, with the first vote set to take place at 5:30 PM. The Senate is set to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned last Monday and moved to take up three bills on the Suspension Calendar. All passed. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed two more bills on the Suspension Calendar. They also passed two rules, the first for consideration of H.R. 372, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, to restore the application of federal ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 12/11/16

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both done, and the 114th Congress is in the history books. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  The House returned for action on Monday, and moved to take up 27 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, there were 21 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Wednesday, there were 16 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, leaders of the House Freedom Caucus decided to try one last effort to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. About ten days earlier, according to various reports, Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan had reached out to Speaker Ryan and offered an olive branch, in the form of an offer ...

President-elect Trump taps champion of industry to head EPA

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency – a pick dripping with poetic justice as Pruitt has been at the forefront of pushing back on President Obama’s industry-crushing emissions regulations. The Washington Free Beacon: Pruitt, a Republican, is a close ally of the fossil fuel industry and has been a strong voice in the pushback against Obama’s EPA regulations, especially his administration’s climate change rules. The Oklahoma attorney general, who the New York Times described as a “hero to conservative activists,” is one of the Republican attorneys ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 5/15/16

  CALENDAR: The House comes back into session on Monday, May 16, and will be in session through Thursday, with last votes expected no later than 3 PM. The Senate will return to session on Monday, May 16, and will be in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Tuesday, and took up 21 bills under Suspension. But I’m going to skip most of what happened on the House floor last week, because the only thing of great significance that happened was the consideration and passage of a dozen and a half different but related measures, all dealing with various aspects of the nation’s ...

Brief: No ‘compelling’ evidence to support efficacy of Common Core assessments

New studies show imposed standards like Common Core, combined with high-stakes testing, have decreased student engagement, produced no apparent uptick in student achievement and actually decrease the likelihood a student graduates. The Washington Post has the details: More than 100 education researchers in California have joined in a call for an end to high-stakes testing, saying that there is no “compelling” evidence to support the idea that the Common Core State Standards will improve the quality of education for children or close the achievement gap, and that Common Core assessments lack “validity, reliability and fairness.” The ...

Six e-filing websites recommended by IRS don’t pass basic muster

An audit of electronic-tax-filing websites recommended by those at the Internal Revenue Service reveals half the suggested websites failed basic cybersecurity tests. Forbes has the details: The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) evaluated 13 “free” e-file tax sites recommended by the IRS against both their own rigorous standards and the IRS’s less stringent security measures. OTA categorized the sites into two groups: Honor Roll or Failed. Six sites, or 46% of those audited, failed OTA’s cybersecurity tests. One of the sites did not even meet the IRS’s own requirements. OTA audited the 13 e-file tax sites shown above between February 2 and ...

Expert: ‘Tax reform doesn’t need to be a bad romance between taxpayers and policymakers’

The Taxpayers Protection Alliance this Valentine’s Day is asking congressional lawmakers to show a little love for tax reform. The Hill has the details: The organization is running a campaign this week called “Love is Patient, Taxpayers Aren't” that is aimed at ensuring comprehensive tax reform stays a priority for lawmakers and their staff, the group said. As part of the campaign, TPA is sending eCards to all Congress members and their staff that feature Valentine's Day-themed tax facts. For example, an eCard would say “American Businesses pay between $18-19 billion to comply with taxes. That’s enough to buy nearly 900 million boxes ...

Tea Party Patriots Official Comment on IRS Regulation on Non-profit Donors

  Tea Party Patriots, joined by a coalition of conservative organizations, will submit the following letter as an official comment on the proposed IRS regulation regarding donors to non-profit organizations. You can view the regulation here. December 16, 2015 An Open Letter on new IRS Substantiation Requirement for Certain Contributions (REG-138344-13) The IRS recently announced a new proposed regulation that we believe would open the door to require 501(c)3 charitable organizations (and then other nonprofit organizations) to collect the Social Security numbers of donors who contribute more than $250 in a calendar year.  The IRS ...

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin Adds Her Name To Letter Outlining Qualifications For Conservative House Leadership

This week, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin, along with 54 others, signed a document outlining their vision for conservative leadership. VISION FOR NEW CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP Republican leaders have a responsibility to better align their party’s policy stances with founding American principles, the U.S. Constitution, and the will and consent of the American people against the threats facing this nation right now. Congressional leaders represent more than merely the internal majority of their respective chambers. They become national leaders of the entire Republican Party and, when in the majority, the citizens of every state. ...