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Tea Time in Central Texas!

Tuesday night was an exciting time in Belton as Tea Party Patriot’s Maria Acosta addressed Central Texas Tea Party, with more than 50 patriots filling the beautiful Magnolia House at the Cathedral Oaks Event Center. Maria explained to the freedom-loving crowd what battles are taking place in Congress taking place right now, which deserve extra attention - such as the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act (S.178), which Democrats are delaying for political reasons. In addition, activists debated the merits of Senator Tom Cotton's (R-AK) joint letter to Iran's leaders, and they examined what Senate conservatives plan to do next to stop ...

Kansas lawmakers endeavoring to push back against so-called sanctuary city trend

Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that would set the state apart from the increasing number of states, cities and counties implementing so-called “sanctuary city” policies that prevent local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials. ABC News has the scoop: The Kansas bills would ban sanctuary cities and withdraw state funding from cities with sanctuary policies. State legislators said the measures would protect citizens from incidents like the July killing of San Francisco woman Kathryn Steinle. The man charged in her death is a Mexican living in the country illegally who was released from jail even though ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 12/13/15

CALENDAR: The House returns Tuesday, and will stay in session long enough to pass the omnibus appropriations bill and, maybe, the tax extenders bill. The Senate returns Monday, with the first vote late on Monday afternoon, and will stay in session long enough to pass the omnibus appropriations bill and, maybe, the tax extenders bill. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session last Monday and took up and passed two bills under Suspension, both by voice vote. On Tuesday, the House planned a simple day – eight bills to be passed under Suspension. The Democrats had other plans. Determined to shift attention from ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 12/06/15

CALENDAR: The House returns Monday, and will stay in session through Thursday, possibly Friday. The Senate also returns Monday, with the first vote on Monday afternoon, and will likely stay in session through Thursday and possibly Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Monday, the House returned and voted on nine different bills under Suspension of the Rules. Six of them passed by voice vote, and the other three passed by more than the 2/3 majority required for passage under Suspension. On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 4127, the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2016, which is similar to, but has some additions to, what ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 11/29/15

CALENDAR: The House returns Monday, and will stay in session through Thursday. The Senate also returns Monday, with the first vote on Monday afternoon, and will likely stay in session through Thursday. EARLIER THIS MONTH ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Before leaving Washington for the Thanksgiving recess, the House on Thursday, November 19 passed H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act. For my fellow acronym buffs, you heard that right – that’s the “American SAFE Act.” The bill passed by a vote of 289-137, with two Republicans and six Democrats not voting. Only two Republicans voted against it, while 47 ...

Thank These Conservative Leaders

This week, Congressman Paul Ryan was sworn in as the new Speaker of the House. While we have our concerns with Ryan, it was a long fought battle to remove John Boehner as Speaker - going all the way back to 2012. We had two major victories in forcing Boehner to resign and then making Kevin McCarthy pull his name from the Speaker race. For that, we have a lot to be proud of.   Moving forward we are going to do everything we can to hold Speaker Ryan accountable and to do everything in our power to make sure he upholds the promises that he made to House conservatives to reform the House and decentralize the power structure. Make sure you sign our ...

Jenny Beth Martin Thanks House Conservatives for Historic Leadership Change

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today as John Boehner stepped down from his position as Speaker of the House: “Tea Party Patriots and our network of grassroots activists across the country would like to sincerely thank House conservatives for standing up to enormous pressure from the Washington establishment and forcing this historic change in House leadership. Without their absolute commitment to principle and willingness to stick to their guns despite heavy public criticism, we would still be dealing with John Boehner as Speaker of the House. “We’d also like to ...

DOJ Drops Investigation Into Former IRS Official Lois Lerner Even Though IRS Abuses Persist

Officials at the Department of Justice last week announced that they are dropping their investigation into former senior IRS official Lois Lerner, who many allege spearheaded the IRS' slow-rolling of conservative groups' nonprofit applications. The Hill has the details: Republicans are blasting the Justice Department for declining to bring charges against IRS official Lois Lerner, the central figure of the Tea Party targeting scandal ... The DOJ said in a letter to Congress on Friday that it was closing its investigation of Lerner and only found evidence of “mismanagement” and “poor judgment,” which it added “is not a crime.”...

House Conservatives Must Stick Together as a Bloc, Maximize Their Leverage and Strength

As the House Republican Conference works to elect a new Speaker, the media, the GOP establishment, and the talking heads continue to focus on personalities rather than principles. They miss the point entirely -- what’s important is not the who, but the what. They completely ignore the fact there is a thoroughly viable candidate in the race for Speaker – his name is Daniel Webster, and he’s actually had experience in a very similar situation, where he successfully reformed the processes and procedures of the Florida House of Representatives. The House Freedom Caucus, working together with grassroots conservatives and conservative organi...

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 ...