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Sen. David Perdue: Time to ‘usher in the return of the citizen legislator’

Lawmakers weren’t always in office year after year and decade after decade. It used to be that legislating was a secondary job held by ordinary Americans — and it still is that way in some legislative chambers around the country — but not so much anymore in Washington, D.C. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) explains why that’s a problem. The Daily Signal has the commentary: Now, more than ever, we should usher in the return of the citizen legislator. It is finally time that we impose term limits on members of Congress. Politicians should go to Washington, do their best, and then come home to live under the laws they’ve passed. It’s just ...

Fiorina, Tea Party Loyalists Have Much in Common (David Lightman – McClatchy)

Carly Fiorina told the Tea Party Patriots Sunday that she too wants smaller, more responsive government, as she spoke and took questions from callers... Continue here.

Rick Perry tells Tea Party Group He was Right to Back David Dewhurst Over Ted Cruz in 2012 Primary (The Washington Times – Seth McLaughlin)

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a tea party group Sunday that he supported his lieutenant governor against Ted Cruz in the 2012 Republican primary for the U.S. Senate out of loyalty — a characteristic, he said, that is sorely missing in American politics... Continue here.

The Libertarians Who Got SCOTUS and Congress to Consider the Unthinkable (Bloomberg – David Weigel)

Inside the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia was trying to give Congress some credit. Why, he asked Solicitor General Don Verrilli, should the court worry about destroying the Affordable Care Act if it ruled against subsidies for states that hadn't created exchanges?... Continue here.

John Boehner survives Conservative Coup Attempt Despite 25 GOP Conservative Defectors – the Largest Group to Vote Against a Sitting House Speaker in their Own Party Since 1923 (Daily Mail – David Martosko)

More than two dozen conservatives in the House of Representatives lodged protest votes against Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday, but the mini-coup attempt wasn't enough to deny him a third term at the helm of Congress's lower chamber... Continue here.

Tea Party groups make last-minute Push to Oust Boehner (The Hill – David McCabe)

Tea Party groups are making a late push to oust Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)... Continue here.

David Brooks needs to get out more

Normally, this blog wouldn’t respond to the intellectually vapid ramblings of David “I love Obama’s pants crease” Brooks, but his commentary on Meet the Press on Sunday hails from the realm of fantasy. On the show, Brooks debated Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) on immigration “reform.” Brooks ignored factual reality, instead relying on a surprising ignorance of politics to defend the Senate’s amnesty bill as immigration reform conservatives and Republicans should support. The fact-check: Before getting to Brooks, host David Gregory mentioned to Eugene Robinson that Senator John McCain (R-AZ), “Who just a few years ago was doing ...

New VA secretary says he will ‘deal with’ troublesome employees

Former Veterans Affairs Undersecretary Dr. David J. Shulkin last week was the first of President Donald J. Trump’s cabinet nominees to receive unanimous confirmation – he will head Veterans Affairs and says he will “deal with” those in the department who underperform, a point on which he apparently clashed with former VA Secretary Bob McDonald. The Military Times has the story: “When you have one or two or three people who really aren’t doing their job, they bring everybody down,” he said during an appearance with Fox News host Pete Hegseth, taped Sunday. “And so the very best thing I know from my private sector experience is ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 2/19/17

CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both out of session for the Presidents Day Recess, and they won’t be back until Monday, February 27. That means they’ll be in their districts and states next week, at local events and townhall meetings. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Monday evening, the House came back into session and passed both H.R. 244, the HIRE Vets Act, and H.R. 974, the BRAVE Act, under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 428, the Red River Gradient Boundary Act. The bill would commission a survey of the gradient boundary along the Red River in TX and OK. On Wednesday, ...

Write to your Elected Officials!

Important Notes Sign up to host a house party on February 27th! Add your event to our events map (rally, sign waving, local group meeting)! Let us know of a Congressman or Senator’s town hall or mobile office hours! Happy Presidents’ Day! Today’s action items are listed below, as well as the outline for the rest of the week. This holiday was originally founded to honor our first President, George Washington, and to this day we are thankful for the nation he helped to found and lead. Fast forward to 2017 where we now see progressives holding “Not my Presidents’ Day” rallies1 because they still cannot ...