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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 03/15/15

Listen to the podcast here:   CALENDAR:   The House returns tomorrow, and will be in session through Thursday, with the last votes expected no later than 3 PM.   The Senate will return to work tomorrow, with the first vote taking place at 5:30 PM, and will be in session through Friday.   HOUSE FLOOR ACTION:   The House was in recess last week.   THIS WEEK IN THE HOUSE:   The House will take votes Monday beginning at 6:30 PM. They’ll start with a series of six non-controversial bills under the Suspension Calendar. Then, on Tuesday and Wednesday, they’re scheduled to vote on ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 02/15/15

Listen to the podcast here:   Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 02/15/15 CALENDAR: Both the House and Senate left town for the President’s Day recess, and will not return until Monday, February 23. SENATE FLOOR ACTION LAST WEEK: The Senate took three votes last week: * On Monday evening, by a vote of 92-0, the Senate confirmed Michael Botticelli to be Director of National Drug Control Policy. Apologies for last week, I mistakenly identified him as “Mark” Botticelli. * On Wednesday, by a vote of 98-0, the Senate passed S. 295 as amended, the “Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 02/08/15

Listen to the podcast here:   CALENDAR:   The House will return on Tuesday, and then be in session through Friday. The Senate will return on Monday and be in session through Friday.   SENATE FLOOR ACTION LAST WEEK:   Since we last talked two weeks ago, the Senate finished dealing with its amendments to the Keystone XL Pipeline bill and passed it by a vote of 62-36 a week ago Thursday, on Jan. 29.   Last week the Senate tried to take up the House-passed DHS funding bill, H.R. 240, which contains the tough language we wanted that blocks the President’s November executive amnesty AND overturns the ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 01/18/15

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both return on Tuesday. The House will be in session from Tuesday through Thursday, while the Senate will work all the way through Friday. The President’s State of the Union address will take place at 9 PM EST on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa will give the Republican response, and the Tea Party Express response will be given by Congressman Curt Clawson of Florida. SENATE FLOOR ACTION: On Monday, by a vote of 63-32, the Senate invoked cloture on the Motion To Proceed on S. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, despite the veto threat issued by the White House. The Senate then began the ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 01/11/15

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both return on Monday, and stay in session through Wednesday, at which point the two chambers will recess for the joint House-Senate GOP retreat in Hershey, PA.   HOUSE RULES PACKAGE: Immediately following the vote for Speaker, the House moved to adopt Rules for the 114th Congress. Among the new Rules of the House: Dynamic Scoring, which orders budget referees – the Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation – to incorporate the economic effects of legislation into their cost estimates. Former Members of Congress who are now registered lobbyists can no longer use the ...

Weekly Legislative Update for 01/04/15

CALENDAR:   The House and Senate will both return on Tuesday to be sworn in and hold their official Leadership elections.   The House will remain in session through Friday, then will return on Monday of next week and remain through Wednesday. At that point, House Republicans will head to Hershey, PA, where they’ll hold a private conference through Friday to work out their agenda for 2015.   The Senate will stay through Friday, then will return on Monday of next week and remain through Wednesday, at which point Senate Republicans will join their House GOP colleagues in Hershey, PA.   THE AGENDA:   Debate ...

American veterans deserve better health care

When it comes to health care for veterans who have fought around the world defending our freedoms, it is our duty to provide the best treatment and the best resources in a timely manner. Anything less than that is nothing short of failure.  President Obama’s Department of Veterans Affairs is failing our veterans with dozens dying before receiving necessary medical care. In Arizona, the Phoenix Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System is under fire[1] for covering up evidence that links the deaths of veterans to prolonged waits for necessary medical care. Florida Rep. Jeff Miller, who chairs the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, says his ...

3/16/14 – Legislative Update

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 3/16/14   House/Senate Action: Week of 3/10/14-3/16/14   The House and Senate will be in recess next week.   IRS REGULATIONS AND TARGETING:   On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a 141-page report excoriating ex-IRS official Lois Lerner for her involvement in the targeting scandal.   According to the report, she "was extensively involved in targeting conservative-oriented tax-exempt applicants for inappropriate scrutiny." The report includes nearly 100 pages of emails and documents that aim to show Lerner had an ...

Paul Ryan-supported Spending Control Act introduced by John Campbell

On December 7th, HR 3576, The Spending Control Act was introduced by Rep. John Campbell (R-CA). The intent of the bill is to create a spending policy that requires that the deficit be reduced, not just stopped from growing. It is supported and cosponsored by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Representatives Frank Guinta (R-NH), Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), and Todd Rokita (R-IN). The congressmen also argue that since the passage of the Budget Control Act in 1974, Congress has only once completed the entire budget process by the beginning of the new fiscal year. As of this writing, it has been 965 days since the Senate has considered a budget. ...

Tea party is nothing like ‘Occupy’ movement

The Occupy Wall Street movement has been endorsed by our president, some members of Congress and by others as a movement that is good for America – one that shadows the tea party movement that began in 2009. This movement just celebrated its two-month anniversary and is receiving unprecedented media coverage. Unlike the tea party movement, however, this group of people is involved in violence, lawbreaking and many other despicable actions. If you listen to the media, the two groups seem to be voicing similar positions. In reality, however, they are worlds apart. The tea party movement spontaneously formed from the reaction of the American ...