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Rep. Lamar Smith demanding DOJ prosecute Hillary Clinton’s private server team over stonewalling

Lawmakers are crying "Foul!" — and rightfully so — over the internet company Hillary Clinton hired to run her private, off-the-books email server, as the company has been giving congressional investigators the runaround for more than a year — something prompting leading lawmakers to take the case to President Trump's Justice Department for prosecution. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, has asked the DOJ to prosecute Platte River Networks CEO Treve Suazo for obstructing a congressional investigation into his company’s role in provid...

Understanding the Role of the Senate Parliamentarian in the Reconciliation Process


Understanding the Tax Credits in the American Health Care Act


Understanding Medicaid Expansion


Understanding the Mandates on the Insurance Industry in the American Health Care Act


‘Other’ spending is expanding the national debt by trillions

Think you understand the size and scope of the national debt? It’s growing much more quickly than you think thanks to the many ways the government borrows money, according to an analysis from the Washington Examiner. While most people assume the national debt grows each year because of the budget deficit, that’s not the only way that national debt expands. In the last 10 years, the national debt has actually expanded past the collective sum of adding every year's budget deficit together … by more than $3 trillion. That difference comes from two main things: Decisions related to federal lending (e.g., student loans, mortgage progra...

Tea Party Patriots Thank Sen. Portman for Standing Up to the Left’s Campaign to Force the Senate to Confirm a Liberal Judge to the Supreme Court

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today following Senator Portman’s meeting with Merrick Garland.   “Senator Portman has earned the gratitude of grassroots activists for standing up to President Obama and his allies’ relentless campaign to force the Senate to confirm Merrick Garland, a liberal judge who will hand control of the Supreme Court to the Left for decades. Despite the White House’s dishonest spin that Judge Garland is some kind of ‘moderate,’ Senator Portman knows he will be a reliable vote to undermine our fundamental freedoms like the Second ...

Tea Party Patriots Thank Senator Grassley for Standing for Americans’ Right to Have a Voice in Next Supreme Court Justice

Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today regarding Senator Grassley’s (R-IA) commitment to giving the people of Iowa and the entire nation a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice. Tea Party Patriots delivered a letter to Senator Grassley from over 400 activists who live in Iowa thanking him for his principled stand and sent emails to their Iowa supporters encouraging them to call and thank Sen. Grassley and to attend his town halls this week to show their support.   “Grassroots activists in Iowa and across the country are thankful that Senator Grassley is standing ...

Obamacare forcing longstanding neighborhood deli in Nashville to close its doors

A Nashville, Tenn.-based deli is closing its doors after nearly 20 years in business in part because of the looming expense of the employer mandate under Obamacare, which requires employers with a staff of 50 or more to provide health-insurance to all full-time employees. The Daily Signal has the scoop:  “Having more than 50 full-time employees means you have to comply with the Affordable Care Act, and it was an unknown risk of how much it was going to cost,” he told The Daily Signal. “But it was going to be significant, and take a lot of time and labor to take care of the transition and the reporting and the forms.” Loventhal ...

Tea Party Patriots’ Jenny Beth Martin to House Freedom Caucus: “Keep Standing for Principle, not Personalities.”

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin today released the following statement urging the House Freedom Caucus and other House conservatives to continue fighting for the right principles amid the attempted coronation of Congressman Paul Ryan. “The House Freedom Caucus and other conservatives in the House of Representatives have done a great job disrupting business as usual. For too long, Speaker Boehner has run the House as a top down oligarchy that ignores the wishes of rank-and-file, duly elected Members of Congress, effectively diminishing the true representation of the American people and the integrity of the ...