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Longtime VA official has paltry excuse for approving $10 million price tag for 25 parking spots

The Department of Veterans Affairs still needs a major overhaul, as officials signed off on a $10 million bill for a mere 25 parking spaces when 600 were needed – and one of top official’s response was to say he wasn’t in charge of the approval. The Daily Signal has the details: Federal officials took six years to plan a new parking lot for a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia that would cost $10 million for only 25 parking spaces, as their solution for a 600-spot shortage. Then, when outside auditors pulled the plug on the fiasco, the hospital’s top official—who had previously served as the facility’s chief of ...

Illegal border crossings down more than 75 percent

Illegal immigration along the southwest border has dropped dramatically since President Donald J. Trump was sworn in, plunging a whopping 76 percent. The Washington Times has the story: Overall apprehensions by the Border Patrol dropped to just 11,129 in April, according to numbers released Tuesday, marking the lowest monthly total for any month in decades. The number of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children nabbed at the border dropped below 1,000 — a level not seen since before the surge that bedeviled President Obama during most of his second term. Even before a foot of Mr. Trump’s planned border wall is built or any more agents ...

Poll: President Trump’s tax plan, Gorsuch confirmation bolsters approval rating

President Donald J. Trump’s recently released tax plan has elicited widespread support among his supporters – that, combined with the successful appointment of now-Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court have helped improve our commander in chief’s approval rating, according to a new poll. International Business Times has the details: The IBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership Index — which includes poll results on favorability, job approval, and leadership — climbed 7% to 42.6, marking the first month-over-month increase since Trump became president. "The president's recent achievements in foreign affairs have bolstered Americans' view ...

Hillary Clinton emailed classified information post-stint as secretary of state


Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 7/10/16

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, July 11, with the first vote scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session until Friday, with no votes later than 3:30 PM. And then begins the Summer Recess, which will last for seven glorious weeks, until Tuesday, September 6. The Senate will return on Monday, July 11, with the first vote scheduled for 5:30 PM. The Senate will stay in session until Friday, at which point begins the Senate’s Summer Recess, which will also last for seven glorious weeks, until Tuesday, September 6. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess for the Fourth of July break from Friday, June 24 ...

Taxes, Spending, and Tax Credits Out of Control under Kurt Schaefer


Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 5/22/16

CALENDAR: The House comes back into session on Monday, May 23, and will be in session through Thursday, with last votes expected no later than 3 PM. Then the House will take the following week off for the Memorial Day District Work Period, and return on Tuesday, June 7. The Senate will return to session on Monday, May 23, with the first vote at 5:30 on the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016, and will be in session through Friday, at which point the Senate will join the House for a one-week District Work Period, and return on Monday, June 6. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Monday, and took up 10 bills ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 4/03/16

CALENDAR: The House is in recess and will not return until Tuesday, April 12. The Senate will come back into session until Monday, April 4. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: They were in recess.  THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  They are still in recess. LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR:  They were in recess last week.  THIS WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR: When the Senate returns on Monday, April 4, the Senate will vote on passage of S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act. After that, they could spend time on FAA reauthorization, appropriations bills, or the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Frankly, I’d bet they’re going ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/20/16

  CALENDAR: The House returns Monday, and will be in session through Wednesday. Then they’ll break for the Easter recess, and will not return until Tuesday, April 12. The Senate is now in recess for the Easter break, and won’t come back into session until Monday, April 4. I apologize for my error last week, when I said the Senate wouldn’t be coming back until April 12.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House began its week Monday, taking up 14 bills on the Suspension Calendar. We discussed two of these bills briefly last week – H. Con. Res. 121, expressing the sense of Congress “condemning the gross ...

(VIDEO) Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin’s Remarks from CPAC

Hello, CPAC! You know, the President of the United States last addressed this gathering eight years ago. Do the math – it was a different president then. As he sat in the Oval Office, preparing for that speech, he came across a phrase in the draft that confused him. So he asked, “What is this movement you keep talking about in the speech?” The speechwriter, stunned, responded. “Well, the CONSERVATIVE movement,” he answered. “You know, the one that started back in the sixties, when conservative groups first took root.” That apparently didn’t sit well with the President. “Let me tell you something,” he said. ...