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Legislative expert: ‘Federal Medicaid funding to the states is unsustainable’

Heritage Foundation Director of the Center for Health Policy Studies Nina Owcharenko says entitlement spending like Medicaid and Social Security is driving up our national debt in a way we as a nation cannot maintain – and that states would do well to reject federal Obamacare subsidies intended to expand state Medicaid programs. The Daily Signal has the details: Medicaid, along with the other health care entitlement programs, is a major driver of our country’s fiscal crisis. The Congressional Budget Office just released its annual economic forecast for the country, warning that federal deficits are rising and revising its Medicaid spending ...

States suing Obama administration: Executive amnesty would impose costly burdens

President Obama last year unveiled plans to shield up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, an executive action on hold for a final ruling from the Supreme Court after a federal judge ruled 26 states have legitimate objections to the president’s executive-amnesty plans. The Hill has the inside story: Some legal experts argue the administration will have the upper hand because the high court has traditionally given wide latitude to the Executive Branch when it comes to immigration law. “This is an area where it is clearly the prerogative of the federal government to set immigration policy and the executive in particular to ...

DHS: Majority of visa violators not investigated

Homeland Security officials Wednesday told members of the Senate that 99 percent of the more than 500,000 foreign nationals who overstayed their visas in 2015 weren’t investigated, adding most were deemed “nonpriorities” while others left voluntarily. The Washington Times has the inside story: Meanwhile, the government deported only about 2,500 visa overstays last year, and has only about 3,000 active cases — accounting for just a small fraction of the problem. “Probably the chances are that in our prioritization scheme, we will not get to those individuals unless they rise to the level that it meets either the national security, the ...

Rural Texans in no hurry to sign up for Obamacare

Fewer insurers in remote regions combined with higher health-insurance premiums are the reasons Texans in less populated areas of the state aren’t clamoring to “get covered” by Obamacare, according to a Stanford University study. Texas’ Lubbock Avalanche-Journal has the story: “Small rural coverage regions under the Affordable Care Act have fewer insurers to choose from and higher prices relative to similar rural markets that get grouped in with larger urban markets nearby,” the report states … “Our association does not have any hard data, but as we talk to the rural hospitals, the sense that they continue to share with us is ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/10/16

CALENDAR: The House returns Monday, and will stay in session through Wednesday. Then House Republicans will travel to Baltimore for their annual retreat, where, if all goes as planned, they’ll hear from Jordan’s King Abdullah as their keynote speaker on Wednesday night. The Senate will come back into session on Monday to vote on a judicial nominee, then will stay in session until Wednesday, at which point Senate Republicans will join their House counterparts in Baltimore. The President will give his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening at 9 PM. Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina will give the official Republican ...

5 Times Obamacare was terrible for America

It’s no surprise that President Obama set a red tape record this week, reaching 545,857 total pages of regulations since his administration began in 2009. What can you expect when a president’s landmark legislation saddled American businesses and families with a costly, complicated healthcare mandate? Whether it’s shutting down schools or closing your favorite local restaurant, Obamacare has been bad for America since it was signed into law more than five years ago. Here are five examples from this year showing how badly we need to repeal Obamacare. The healthcare mandate was too much for a Nashville, Tenn.-based deli that closed its ...

704 Reasons Tea Party Patriots is stronger than ever

  Tea Party Patriots this year has exploded its membership with 704 active groups nationwide, many of whom banded together in their local communities to host rallies and support local tea partyers running for office. "Our local groups are at the heart of Tea Party Patriots as they endeavor to reform government in neighborhoods across the country and at the federal level," says Tea Party Patriots Communications Director Matt Frate. Highlights include members of the We The People Tea Party of Southern Iowa hosting community-wide town halls with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas); former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.); and Dr. Ben Carson. The ...

Tea Party Patriots Official Comment on IRS Regulation on Non-profit Donors

  Tea Party Patriots, joined by a coalition of conservative organizations, will submit the following letter as an official comment on the proposed IRS regulation regarding donors to non-profit organizations. You can view the regulation here. December 16, 2015 An Open Letter on new IRS Substantiation Requirement for Certain Contributions (REG-138344-13) The IRS recently announced a new proposed regulation that we believe would open the door to require 501(c)3 charitable organizations (and then other nonprofit organizations) to collect the Social Security numbers of donors who contribute more than $250 in a calendar year.  The IRS ...

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 ...

Senate rejects Rand’s proposal to suspend visas of those from ‘high risk’ countries

The Senate last week by a landslide rejected an amendment from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that would have temporarily suspended the visas of those seeking to enter the U.S. from more than 30 “high risk” countries. Breitbart has the details: Paul’s amendment would have designated 33 countries as “high risk” and placed moratoriums on refugee resettlement and visa issuance to nationals from those countries until the Secretary of State, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Director of National Intelligence and certify new processes to identify security risks. The 33 countries included: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, ...