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House Freedom Caucus members say it’s time to slash entitlement budget

Members of the House Freedom Caucus are encouraging executive leaders in Washington, D.C. to do more to balance our budget, specifically encouraging them to make budget cuts to entitlement spending in an effort to balance our budget and better chip away at our national debt. The Daily Signal has the story: Reps. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho; Mark Meadows, R-N.C.; and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; expressed support for entitlement reform at a monthly Capitol Hill gathering. Trump’s budget blueprint, released Thursday, introduces increases in defense discretionary spending with cuts to nondefense discretionary spending. However, the budget does not ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Senate Republicans should do everything in their power to free Americans from Obamacare’s grip

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her inaugural column for The Hill says Senate Republicans need to respect the wave of Obamacare opponents who voted them into office on the promise the disastrous health-insurance law would be repealed – anything less will jeopardize their legislative stints. Read the commentary: When the Democrats rammed ObamaCare through Congress, they broke precedent and their promises to pass the bill. That fact was not lost on the American public, which responded thunderously and disapprovingly in the 2010 elections. Senate Republicans should at least have the courage to do everything reasonably within ...

Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘We must honor our promise and repeal Obamacare’

Sen. Ted Cruz during a speech given during our “Day of Action” event with FreedomWorks on Capitol Hill Wednesday said members of Congress must do what the American people elected them to do and that is repeal Obamacare as promised. The Washington Examiner has the details: "We must honor our promise and repeal Obamacare. For six years, Republicans have campaigned over and over and over again saying if only you'd give us the House, we'll repeal Obamacare. If you only you give us the Senate, we'll repeal Obamacare. If only you give us the White House, we'll repeal Obamacare. You know what? We're out of excuses." The Texas Republican criticized ...

Tea Party Patriots: Trump Administration Budget a Good Start

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the Trump Administration’s first budget blueprint. “The budget released by the Trump Administration today is a good start. It makes substantial cuts to ineffective programs and eliminates entire agencies that are unnecessary or wasteful uses of taxpayer funds. This is the boldest budget put out by a White House in recent memory and they deserve credit for making difficult choices. But there is much more work to be done if we are going to eliminate our nearly $20 trillion national debt. The fact is, former President ...

This tweet brilliantly illustrates a major problem with Obamacare

Washington Examiner reporter Sarah Westwood Wednesday captured and tweeted an image during Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s daily briefing in which he compared the Obamacare legislation passed into law in 2009 to the so-called Obamacare repeal bill being negotiated. “Side by side healthcare bills (GOP versus Obamacare) on the props table in the briefing room today,” writes Westwood. President Obama’s signature health-insurance law and the regulations that come with it are nearly 23,000 pages long, the Daily Caller reported. Journalist Penny Starr, formerly of CNS News, reported that – for every word contained in the Obamacare law – ...