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Senate Republicans release healthcare bill that would supposedly “trim the fat”

Early reports of the Senate healthcare bill released on Thursday say the bill would make changes to Medicaid, to tax credits for individuals purchasing plans, and would remove most of the taxes imposed by Obamacare. Similar to the House bill, the Senate bill aims to make some key changes to Obamacare including the removal of the individual and employer mandates (at least in word). Tea Party Patriots is still analyzing the proposed legislation and will seek guidance from our supporters before we take an official position on the bill. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime, read more from the Washington Examiner, including the draft text of the ...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke: Trump’s budget plan ‘is what a balanced budget looks like’

“This is what a balanced budget looks like,” Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said, remaining on-topic as he stood strong supporting Trump’s $1.6 billion in funding cuts while liberals from several committees peppered Zinke with questions regarding Trump and other questions unrelated to the budget. The Washington Post has the commentary: “I support the president’s budget,” Zinke said, tough decisions and all. “It does not favor oil and gas and coal over any other strategy.” Committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) supported Trump’s effort to seek revenue from gas exploration in her state, which she said ...

DHS rescinds DAPA policy that would have shielded illegal-immigrant parents whose children are lawful residents

The Department of Homeland Security this week rescinded DAPA, an Obama-era immigration policy that – if it weren’t in limbo per a Supreme Court stay on a lower-court injunction – would have authorized three-year work permits for the illegal-immigrant parents of children who are lawful U.S. residents. The Washington Examiner has the details: DHS Secretary John Kelly signed a memo on Thursday directing his employees not to carry out an instruction his predecessor, Jeh Johnson, had put in writing in November 2014 that sought to extend a 2012 program aimed at the illegal immigrant community. Kelly made the decision to revoke the policy ...

Ivanka Trump: There is ‘a level of viciousness that I was not expecting’

President Trump and his administration are continuously criticized and slandered by the media for their efforts to cut down on illegal immigration and “drain the swamp” –  so much so that Ivanka Trumps says she is surprised by the “level of viciousness” her family deals with. The Examiner has the details: "It is hard, and there is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting," she said on Fox News when asked how she copes with attacks from Democrats and the press. "I was not expecting the intensity of this experience." "But this isn't supposed to be easy," she said. "My father and this administration intends to be transformative, ...

Sen. Mike Lee: Trump ‘very consistent in saying that Obamacare is bad for the American people’

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) says President Donald J. Trump is faithful in expressing his displeasure with Obamacare and in his efforts to see the disastrous health-insurance law is repealed, as the government isn't meant to regulate Americans’ healthcare decisions. PoliZette has the inside scoop: Urging his colleagues to “do what we actually said we would do,” the Utah senator praised President Donald Trump for being “very consistent in saying that Obamacare is bad for the American people” and pushing for repeal and replace. “They deserve better. We’ve got to get rid of it. We have to actually do that now,” Lee said, adding that the ...

Hannity Matters to America – tell that to Media Matters

The liberal media is losing its mind over President Donald J. Trump’s upset victory over their darling candidate Hillary Clinton – even though Secretary Clinton failed our men in Benghazi, was criminally negligent in handling classified emails and, among other things, failed to disclose sizable Clinton Foundation donations even after promising President Obama she would. The president’s agenda is at odds with their own and THEY. JUST. CAN’T. DEAL. So, they’re pulling out every trick in the book – Media Matters for America specifically – even going so far as to put conservative Fox News host Sean Hannity in their cross hairs by publis...

Jenny Beth Martin on IRS targeting scandal: ‘We need to know what happened’

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin appeared on Fox & Friends this week to demand that the impending testimony of the former government executives at the center of the IRS targeting scandal is made public and not sealed as the two women have requested out of fear for their safety. “They need to be kept safe; I absolutely think that needs to happen. I know what it’s like when threats are made against you and you want to feel safe but we need to know what happened. They need to testify and the public needs to hear that testimony to be able to get to the bottom of what happened to us so we can finally have justice,” says Jenny ...

Washington Examiner: House ‘narrowly’ passes legislation that would partially repeal Obamacare

House Republicans barely mustered enough votes to pass legislation that, if signed into law, would only partially repeal Obamacare but supporters of the bill assure skeptics it’s the first step toward fully repealing former President Obama’s signature health-insurance law. The Washington Examiner has the details: The House voted 217-213 to pass the amended American Health Care Act, after deciding late Wednesday that the votes were there thanks to last-minute changes that appealed to centrists. When the vote was called, 20 Republicans voted against it, just under the threshold of 22 GOP lawmakers that could vote against it and still have it ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: $1 trillion spending bill isn’t ‘what Trump voters wanted or expected’

President Donald J. Trump during the election talked a ‘big-league’ game about shaking things up in Washington, D.C. but, if the $1 trillion spending bill heading to his desk is any indication, President Trump has botched the art of this deal and continues the trend of leaving hardworking taxpayers out to dry, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in her latest column. The Hill has the commentary: [President Trump] got rolled so badly [on the spending bill] that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi bragged about it openly. And why shouldn’t they brag? From minority positions, they: ...

AG Sessions pulling federal funding from cities that fail to comply with federal immigration law

Amid the controversy in Maryland over the alleged gang rape of a teenage girl by two young men, one of whom is an illegal immigrant who was detained and then released, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is cracking down on cities that fail to enforce federal immigration laws by cutting off federal funding. The Daily Signal has the details: “The Department of Justice will require that jurisdictions seeking or applying for DOJ grants to certify compliance with [U.S. Code 1373] as a condition of receiving those awards,” Sessions said. U.S. Code 1373 is a law stating that localities cannot prevent the federal government from enforcing the nation...