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President Trump to issue high-tech green cards designed to reduce fraud

The White House Wednesday announced it will soon start issuing a new, re-tooled green card designed to weed out immigration fraud. The Washington Examiner has the story: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it would start issuing the new cards on May 1, and that the cards would use "enhanced graphics and fraud-resistant security features." "The new card designs demonstrate USCIS' commitment to continue taking a proactive approach against the threat of document tampering and fraud," USCIS said. "They are also part of an ongoing effort between USCIS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ...

Sen. Chuck Grassley says he expects a Supreme Court resignation ‘this summer’

We may soon be in for another Supreme Court showdown as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told an Iowa-based newspaper he expects a Supreme Court resignation by the end of the summer. Muscatine Journal has the details: "I would expect a resignation this summer," he said. An upcoming resignation has been "rumored," he said, but he did not name a justice. The question was posed to him during a question-and-answer session at Kent Corporation headquarters, by Kent employees, National Association of Manufacturers members and elected officials at Kent Corporation headquarters. A person would likely be nominated from ...

Jenny Beth Martin: It’s time for establishment Republicans to ‘Buck’ this trend

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest opinion piece echoes sentiments shared by Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) in his new book “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think,” arguing establishment Republicans spend too much time fighting rising stars in the Republican party than they do opposing liberals in Congress. The Hill has the commentary: Speaking of his new book, “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption Is Worse than You Think,” Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) recently told a reporter for USA Today, “I didn’t go there [Washington, DC] with a lot of friends … And I won’t leave with a ...

Pruitt ends taxpayer-paid gym memberships for EPA employees

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt this week on “Fox & Friends” announced his agency will no longer underwrite employee gym memberships – this after it came to light the agency under President Obama paid nearly $15,000 for 24-Hour Fitness membership packages. The Washington Examiner has the details: "Well, the gym memberships ended yesterday, it was quite something to hear about that," Pruitt said. He said the agency is investigating the matter, saying "it was the previous administration that granted those gym memberships," which "were rather expensive." "It was something that needed to end." The gym ...

White House budget director solicits feedback from the American people on ways to streamline government

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is requesting feedback from everyday Americans like you and me on ways to cut bureaucratic red tape that makes life more difficult for businesses, organizations, families – you name it. “Over the course of the next six months, all the federal agencies will be coming up with ideas that they think will make those agencies better. We will be doing the same thing here at OMB, but we need your help,” Mulvaney says in a video posted to the White House YouTube account. The budget director pointed to five stacks of federal regulations apparently taller than him and said they were written – ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 4/9/17

CALENDAR: Congress will break for two weeks for the Easter Recess. The Senate will be back in session on Monday, April 24, and the House will be back in session on Tuesday, April 25. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Monday evening, and took up and passed H.Res. 92 and H.R. 479 under Suspension of the Rules. H.Res. 92 condemns North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and H.R. 479 designates North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed the rule for consideration of H.R. 1343, the Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017, and ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 4/2/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will return Monday, with the first vote set to take place at 5:30 PM. The Senate is set to stay in session through Friday. And then Congress will break for two weeks for the Easter Recess. The Senate will be back in session on Monday, April 24, and the House will be back in session on Tuesday, April 25. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session last Monday evening and proceeded to take up and pass two bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, the House took up and ...

Tea Party Patriots Reax to Judge Gorsuch Being Voted out of Committee: We Look Forward to Him Being Confirmed by the End of the Week

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to Judge Neil Gorsuch getting voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The party-line vote sending Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to the Senate floor shows the majority of the Democratic caucus is willfully oblivious to how well qualified this nominee is to serve on our nation’s highest court. Likewise, they’re willfully oblivious to the fact that Judge Gorsuch is exactly the type of judge voters wanted for the high court when they elected President Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly said ...

Tea Party Patriots: House Freedom Caucus trying to help Pres. Trump Keep His Promises

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today regarding the House Freedom Caucus and their determination to help President Trump keep his promises to repeal Obamacare fully and drain the swamp in Washington, DC. “Tea Party Patriots and our network of activists worked hard through our Super PAC in critical battleground states to bring people to the polls to vote for Donald Trump for President. Among other actions, our nationwide network made two million volunteer phone calls into Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, and Florida and sent over 100,000 personal voter-to-voter letters ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/26/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will return Monday, with the first vote set to take place at 5:30 PM. The Senate is set to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned last Monday and moved to take up three bills on the Suspension Calendar. All passed. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed two more bills on the Suspension Calendar. They also passed two rules, the first for consideration of H.R. 372, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, to restore the application of federal ...