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SCOTUS Rulings: Victory with Vigilance

Just before adjourning for the session, The Supreme Court of the United States delivered another blow to an administration whose government overreach has not only trampled on citizens’ rights but violated the laws of our nation. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties shouldered a lawsuit that won a validation for the First Amendment and religious liberty. The ruling comes on the heels of another recent decision where President Obama was rebuked for unconstitutional recess appointments in 2012. As Senators Mike Lee (Utah) and Ted Cruz (Texas) pointed out last week, these overreaches are not anomalies. They are part of a long list of encroach...

The future of Obamacare ‘insurer bailouts’ is not looking good

President-elect Donald Trump is bad news for insurance companies who hope that Congress will bail them out with changes to two Obamacare programs. The programs sunset at the end of this year, but conservatives are staying vigilant against the possibility that Congress will try to use the lame-duck session to give insurers more money. Insurance companies have spent millions lobbying lawmakers to keep the risk corridor and reinsurance programs. The Daily Signal reported: Conservative groups like Freedom Partners and Republican lawmakers have cautioned that the Justice Department could attempt to settle with insurance companies and tap into ...

Stocks jump to near-record highs on heels of Trump victory

Stock prices jumped Wednesday following President-elect Donald Trump’s election victory and are holding steady after dropping on Election Day amid uncertainty. USA Today has the story: Traders also appear to be evaluating the potential economic benefits from Trump's plans to cut taxes and spend money on infrastructure projects that would put Americans to work, Martin Gilbert, CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, said via email. "The increased prospect of tax cuts and a generally pro-growth set of policies from Trump, aided by the Republican clean sweep of Congress, has seen some of the initial (kneejerk) reaction (to sell stocks) to reverse," ...

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Health-insurance expert: ‘Prices will go up’ if UnitedHealthcare exits Obamacare

On the heels of UnitedHealthcare CEO Stephen Hemsley’s admission his company, the largest health-insurance provider in the nation, may pull out of the Obamacare exchanges, families across the country are wondering what will happen to their health-insurance premiums – and it’s not going to be a pretty picture, according to one expert. Fox News has the details: Because UnitedHealth is the nation's largest health insurer when measured by revenues, any action it takes when it comes to the ACA exchanges is bound to have repercussions. Echoing the thoughts of many in the industry, Samuel Gibbs, executive director, of AgileHealthInsurance.com, ...

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Jenny Beth Martin speaks at the Capitol Building.

This week has been a very busy one for Tea Party Patriots. Earlier this week Tea Party Patriots joined Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Mike Lee, Congressman Jim Jordan, Bill Flores, Senate Conservatives Fund, Heritage Action, and Club for Growth outside the Capitol building urging Congressional leadership to resist the temptation of reviving the Export-Import bank.  I appreciate these Members of Congress taking the lead in this fight. The lapse of the bank's charter earlier this year was a victory for our movement. It is critical we remain vigilant on this issue because leadership in Congress is working to reauthorize the bank. Out of $2.2 ...

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