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Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin’s Remarks from Western Conservative Summit

Free Speech Under Attack By Jenny Beth Martin Remarks prepared for delivery Western Conservative Summit July 1, 2016   I’m a Tea Party Patriot … and I am happy to be here with you tonight! I am especially pleased to be here this year in Denver, because the theme of this year’s Summit is “This Land We Love.” The good news is, there’s lots that I love about this land – the bad news is, I only have ten minutes to talk tonight … so I’m going to have to get right to it! You know what I love most about this land? The fact that our Founders decided to go a different way, to chart a new course for human government. ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Facebook seems to be in ‘a state of constant, continual improvement’ after meeting between Mark Zuckerberg and conservative leaders at Facebook HQ

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin who attended the meeting last week between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and conservative leaders, released the following statement today lending her impressions from the meeting last week. “Facebook researched historical data related to the allegations and interviewed people who were involved as employees, contractors, and those who were allegedly impacted to determine what happened and how they can make the system better. They have come up with theories and solutions to make Trending Topics better in the future. Time will tell if the changes have a positive impact or ...

Conservative House caucus recommends ‘flatter, fairer and simpler tax code’

The U.S. tax code – at nearly 75,000 pages in length, according to The Washington Examiner – is exactly the type of bureaucratic web Congress needs to unweave. And, while Americans are bright enough to negotiate the ins and outs of the convoluted system, we shouldn’t have to spend time and resources navigating an agency continually used to target Americans for their political beliefs. Fortunately, the Republican Study Committee in a recent statement called for an overhaul of the wayward agency. “The RSC’s recommendations seek to create a flatter, fairer and simpler tax code. Recommendations include developing a business tax code that is ...

House conservatives rip into Obama’s IRS commissioner over illegal immigrants’ questionable use of SSNs

  House conservatives during a hearing this week grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over the agency washing its hands of illegal immigrants apparently stealing social security numbers to obtain jobs and then file taxes using an IRS-issued taxpayer ID. The Hill has the full story: "What I find absolutely outrageous is your suggestion that when it comes to illegal immigrants, the IRS couldn't really be bothered when it comes to these folks stealing Americans' Social Security numbers," said Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas). "And I think that's wrong, and it ought to stop now." The issue involves cases in which illegal immigrants used others' ...

Conservatives gather to talk budget strategy for 2016

House conservatives gathered Thursday in Middleburg, Virginia to hash out plans for the upcoming budget debate and to outline priorities for the new year. Huffington Post has the details: Roughly two dozen House conservatives met at the Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, Virginia, for the Heritage Foundation's annual Conservative Member Retreat. And while members in attendance reported that there were no definitive decisions on how they'll move forward with the budget, it's clear there are some potential vote issues with the spending blueprint. Members don't have any firm demands yet, but a number of conservatives both in and outside of ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Bold conservative leadership needs to be at the top of the agenda, Mr. Speaker

Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column for The Washington Times urges Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to pursue a bold, conservative agenda that includes repealing Obamacare, pushing for tax reform and reining in congressional spending. Here is her blueprint for Congress: First up, the two issues that fall short of the 77 percent threshold (but each of which, nevertheless, garners 60 percent support among all likely voters, and far greater support among Republicans and Independents): Repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and across-the-board tax reform that creates a system that’s simpler, fairer and ...

Conservative Rep. Huelskamp elected to influential GOP steering committee

After years of urging by Tea Party Patriots and other grassroots conservative activists, conservative champion Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) Thursday was elected to the House Steering Committee – a powerful subset of the House Republican Conference that determines who chairs what committees. The Washington Examiner has the scoop: Republicans elected Huelskamp to join the committee on Thursday, his office announced. He will fill one of six at-large positions on the committee, which helps decide who will serve as committee chairs. "With these changes to the influential Steering Committee, my colleagues have sent a strong message that they're ...

WATCH: Congressman Contradicts Obama’s Assertion Conservatives Are “Scared Of Widows And Orphans”

President Obama Wednesday mocked those critical of his administration’s refugee policy but Rep. Trey Gowdy has the perfect response. The Blaze has the details: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) responded to President Barack Obama’s mocking assertion that caution from Republicans over accepting thousands of Syrian refugees is about being “scared of widows and orphans.” “The president says we are scared of widows and orphans,” Gowdy, the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, said Thursday at a hearing on the Syrian refugees. “With all due respect to him, what I’m really afraid of is a foreign ...

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 ...