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Photo Of Teary-Eyed Haitian Immigrant Graduating From West Point Goes Viral For All The Right Reasons

Army Second Lieutenant Alix Schoelcher Idrache awoke Tuesday to find an image of him during his West Point graduation Saturday making the rounds on social media after the photo, taken by Army Staff Sergeant photographer Vito T. Bryant, was posted to the U.S. Military Academy Facebook page early Tuesday morning. Carbonated.TV has the scoop: “I woke up this morning and found my face all over Facebook and with it myriad of amazing comments about my accomplishments,” Idrache wrote Tuesday on Facebook. “I am humbled and shocked at the same time. Thank you for giving me a shot at the American Dream and may God bless America, the greatest country ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/20/16

  CALENDAR: The House returns Monday, and will be in session through Wednesday. Then they’ll break for the Easter recess, and will not return until Tuesday, April 12. The Senate is now in recess for the Easter break, and won’t come back into session until Monday, April 4. I apologize for my error last week, when I said the Senate wouldn’t be coming back until April 12.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House began its week Monday, taking up 14 bills on the Suspension Calendar. We discussed two of these bills briefly last week – H. Con. Res. 121, expressing the sense of Congress “condemning the gross ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/13/16

CALENDAR:  The House returns Monday, and will be in session through Thursday. The Senate will be in session on Monday, and will stay in through the rest of the week. At the end of the week, the Senate will recess for the Easter break, and won’t come back into session until Tuesday, April 12.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  The House was in recess last week.   THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  The House will return Monday, and kick off its week with votes on 14 bills to be considered under Suspension of the Rules. Two of those bills deal with the crisis in Syria – the first, H.Con.Res. 121, would express the ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/06/16

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/06/16 CALENDAR: The House is in recess, and will return on Monday, March 14. The Senate will be in session on Monday, and will stay in through the rest of the week.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House got to work on Tuesday, with votes on 12 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 3716, Ensuring Terminated Providers Are Removed from Medicaid and CHIP Act, offered by Rep. Larry Bucshon of IN, which would require states and Medicaid managed care plans to report to the Secretary of HHS the identifying information for ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington 2/22/2016

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 2/21/16   CALENDAR:  The House will return on Tuesday, February 23, and the Senate will return on Monday, February 22. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will come back on Tuesday, with the first votes expected at 6:30 PM. They’ll begin Tuesday with votes on five bills on the Suspension Calendar. Then, on Wednesday, they’ll be back with another eight bills on the Suspension Calendar. Votes may be held over into Thursday, but there are no votes scheduled on the floor calendar right now. On Friday, the House will consider two non-controversial bills. THIS ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 2/14/16

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both be in recess next week. The House will return on Tuesday, February 23, and the Senate will return on Monday, February 22. This week we’re going to go straight to the issue that’s going to have smart heads exploding and tongues wagging for the next several weeks, if not for the duration of the 114th Congress – what to do about an untimely vacancy on the Supreme Court. SUPREME COURT: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack early Saturday morning. He was a giant of the legal profession – the longest serving member of the current Supreme Court, a champion of the legal ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/17/16

CALENDAR: The House is in recess this week. They’ll come back to work on Monday, January 25. The Senate will be in recess on Monday in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday. The Senate will return to work on Tuesday, January 19. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House began its week Monday, taking up and passing eight different bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, they took up and passed another bill on the Suspension Calendar – H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act we discussed last week. That bill passed by a vote of 418-2. Also on Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 1644, the ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/3/16

CALENDAR:  The House returns Tuesday, and will stay in session through Friday. The Senate will remain in recess through the course of this week, and won’t be back until next week.   THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  No votes will take place before 6:30 PM Tuesday. At that point, we expect a quorum call to establish that a quorum exists in the House of Representatives for the Second Session of the 114th Congress. On Wednesday, the House will vote to concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3762, the budget reconciliation bill – officially, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. This is the ...

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 ...

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 ...