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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 11/01/15

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, November 2, with the first votes set for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday, with last votes expected no later than 3 PM. The Senate will return on Tuesday, November 3. The Senate will stay in session through Friday, November 6. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: There were three big events on the House floor last week. First up, on Monday, the House took up H. Res. 450, a motion to discharge the Rules Committee from the consideration of a resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 597) to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States. This is ...

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 ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 10/25/15

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, October 26, with the first votes set for 6:30 PM. The House is currently scheduled to stay in session through Thursday, October 29, with last votes expected no later than 3 PM, but may stay later if legislative priorities demand it. The Senate will return on Monday, October 26. The Senate will stay in session through Friday, October 30. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Tuesday of last week, and started its week by taking up six bills under Suspension. The fun one – which, sadly, will likely never see the light of day in the Senate – was H.R. 1315, offered by Rep. Luke ...

You Won’t Believe What Happened in GOP Conference Last Night

As you've probably heard from media reports by now, last night Rep. Paul Ryan gave a speech to his colleagues in the Republican Conference meeting that he would accept the job of Speaker of the House as long as he could be a unifying force AND as long as the 3 major factions in the House got behind him. Oh, and there's one other thing. He wants the Republican Conference to change the rules of the House to remove the power of Members to issue a motion to vacate the chair - which you'll recall is the mechanism that Mark Meadows of North Carolina used to ultimately force John Boehner to step down. So Paul Ryan wants to be Speaker as long as he can ...

WATCH: Choose Wisely – The Next Speaker of the House

The establishment in Washington, the political talking heads, and even John Boehner are doing all they can to coronate Congressman Paul Ryan as the next Speaker. This should be the first sign of hesitation for any conservative. After Boehner was rejected by his conference, he tried to hand-pick Kevin McCarthy who was rejected in similar fashion. Congressman Ryan’s record is very aligned to the current leadership which suggests that he wouldn’t be much different than just a continuation of the Boehner House structure. The only candidate or potential candidate for Speaker who has laid out a principled plan and has actually impleme...

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 Weekly Report from Washington for 10/18/15

CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, October 20, with the first votes set for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Friday, October 23. The Senate will return on Monday, October 19, with the first vote set for 11 AM Tuesday. The Senate will stay in session through Friday, October 23. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week for the Columbus Day holiday. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will open its week on Tuesday, with six bills considered on the Suspension Calendar. On Wednesday, they’ll consider one bill under Suspension, and then they’ll take up two bills: H.R. 692, the ...

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 ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 10/11/15

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess to observe the Columbus Day holiday. The House will return on Tuesday, October 20, and the Senate will return on Monday, October 19, with no votes before 11 AM on Tuesday, October 20. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Tuesday, and immediately moved to take up 10 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Wednesday, the House passed H.R. 3192, the Homebuyers Assistance Act, and H. Res. 461, establishing a Select Investigative Panel of the Energy and Commerce Committee to investigate the Planned Parenthood videos. That measure passed by a vote of 242-184, with ...