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House GOP releases $1.1 trillion budget that could reduce the deficit by $15 billion in 2018

The House budget committee unveiled a budget plan for the next fiscal year that would potentially cut $203 billion in mandatory spending and seek to balance the budget in roughly a decade, and the budget panel predicts the deficit could “turn into a $9 billion surplus by 2027”. The Hill has the details: The $1.132 trillion budget includes $621.5 billion for defense, a significant increase over both current levels and those proposed by President Trump. It contains $511 billion for nondefense discretionary spending, a cut from current spending but higher than Trump’s request. It also includes $87 billion in spending for the global war on ...

Americans can’t stop abusing their “gold-plated government credit card”; U.S. yearly deficit projected at $693 billion

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government alone will run a $693 billion deficit this year because Americans and the federal government lack self-control from borrowing outrageous amounts of money that Americans once paid for the old fashioned way. The Washington Examiner has the details:   According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government will run a $693 billion deficit this year, an upward revision from $534 billion in March. Acting as if we have a gold-plated government credit card, we Americans buy more government services than we pay for. As my 2nd grade teacher might have put it, this ...

GOP leaders unveil revised healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

This week, Senate Republican leaders released their revised version of the healthcare bill aiming to repeal and replace Obamacare. GOP leaders included new changes in the hopes of winning over additional votes from conservatives and moderates. The Hill has the full report: Importantly, the bill largely keeps the Medicaid sections the same, meaning that deeper cuts to the program will still begin in 2025, and the funds for ObamaCare’s expansion of Medicaid will still end in 2024. The changes to Medicaid have emerged as a top concern for moderates such as Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)...

Conservative leaders have signed memo outlining ‘wish list’ for Senate healthcare bill

Conservatives on the Conservative Action Project this week outlined what they want the healthcare bill to look like in order to gain Republican support on the Senate bill that has stirred up controversy this summer. Their memo states that, in order to garner their support, the bill must address four principles: consumer choice, Medicaid flexibility, market reforms and reining in long-term Medicaid growth. The Washington Examiner reports: "As the Senate considers new options to replace Obamacare, it is critical that any bill includes solutions that give consumers more choice, create real flexibility for Medicaid, bring more free market principles ...

Government shutdown is likely to happen without border wall funding included in spending bill

Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says there may be a government shutdown if money for President Trump's border wall isn't included in an approved spending bill. The Hill reports:  Meadows said Trump could veto a funding bill if the House passed it without wall funding. Current government funding runs out in September, and the government would face a shutdown if Trump doesn't sign a bill passed by Congress by Oct. 1. “My conversations with the president have led me to believe that there is nothing less than a full and total commitment on his part to only sign into law a funding bill that actually allows for us to start ...

Tea Party Patriots Signals Support for Cruz-Lee Amendment to Senate Health Care Bill

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today regarding the amendment to the Senate health care bill offered by Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT). “Tea Party Patriots and our nationwide network of grassroots supporters have been encouraging Senate Republicans to keep their promises and pass a bill that fully repeals Obamacare and ensures the American people have more choices for health care at much lower costs. While we have serious concerns with the initial draft of the Senate health care bill, we believe the amendment proposed by Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee ...

ICYMI: House passes Kate’s Law, a bill that would ‘crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them’

Yesterday, the House passed legislation that would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and increase the penalties for deported immigrants who try to return to the U.S. The bill was named after Kate Steinle, a woman murdered two years ago in ‘sanctuary city’ San Francisco by an illegal immigrant who went through multiple deportations. Fox News has the story: He should not have been here, and she should not have died,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday, in a final push for Kate’s Law, an earlier version of which was blocked in the Senate last year. “Our job here is to make sure that those professionals have the tools that they ...

New House spending bill includes provisions creating more congressional oversight of financial regulatory agencies

This week, the House Appropriations Committee introduced spending legislation with provisions that would add restrictions for financial regulatory agencies and cut IRS spending by $149 million. If enacted, the bill would give Congress total control over the federal government’s financial regulatory system and prevent those agencies from creating rules in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Additionally, the bill would prevent the Securities and Exchange Commission from creating a rule requiring corporations to fully disclose donations to political candidates and political action committees. The Hill reported: The ...

Senate GOP healthcare bill faces opposition for not fully repealing Obamacare

Within hours after unveiling the GOP Senate healthcare bill on Thursday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) didn’t hesitate to take sides. Sen. Cornyn has publicly stated he would back the bill while Sen. Cruz has joined three other senators in opposing it. The Texas Tribune has the full story: “Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor," Cruz said in a joint statement with U.S. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. "There are provisions in this draft ...

Senate Republicans release healthcare bill that would supposedly “trim the fat”

Early reports of the Senate healthcare bill released on Thursday say the bill would make changes to Medicaid, to tax credits for individuals purchasing plans, and would remove most of the taxes imposed by Obamacare. Similar to the House bill, the Senate bill aims to make some key changes to Obamacare including the removal of the individual and employer mandates (at least in word). Tea Party Patriots is still analyzing the proposed legislation and will seek guidance from our supporters before we take an official position on the bill. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime, read more from the Washington Examiner, including the draft text of the ...