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Trump: ‘Lowering the overall tax burden on American businesses’ is ‘coming along very well’

President Donald J. Trump this week said there is a tax-reform plan in the works that aims to alleviate some of the weight pressing on American businessmen and women. The Washington Examiner has the details: "Lowering the overall tax burden on American businesses big-league, that's coming along very well. We're way ahead of schedule, I believe," Trump said in a meeting with airline industry executives Thursday morning at the White House. "And we're going to be announcing something, I would say, over the next two or three weeks that will be phenomenal, in terms of tax," the president said… Congressional Republicans have declined to set a ...

Here’s the Twitter chatter surrounding Scott Pruitt’s confirmation hearings

Proponents of Environmental Protection Agency Administration Nominee Scott Pruitt took to Twitter today at the outset of the candidate’s confirmation hearings. Here’s what they’re saying: Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Former Jeb Bush Campaign Spokesperson Tim Miller Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) GOP National State Policy Director Matt Pinnell President-elect Donald J. Trump’s EPA Administrator Nominee Scott Pruitt will demand an agency that safeguards the liberties of ...

Here’s the Twitter chatter surrounding Sen. Jeff Sessions’ attorney-general confirmation hearings

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin https://twitter.com/jennybethm/status/819017486297395205 Human Coalition National Outreach Director Rev. Dean Nelson https://twitter.com/Deanlife1/status/818614713554731011 Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel Carrie Severino https://twitter.com/JCNSeverino/status/818944260401692672 https://twitter.com/JCNSeverino/status/818942090201755652 Senate Judiciary Committee Member Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) https://twitter.com/SenMikeLee/status/818883923258314754 Senate Judiciary Committee Member Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/818893351537754112 U.S. Sen. ...

Tea Party Patriots Statement on Senator Sessions’ Confirmation Hearing

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to Senator Jeff Sessions' command performance in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Today, Senator Sessions showed exactly why President-elect Trump nominated him to be our next U.S. Attorney General: he is committed to upholding our Constitution and ensuring all of our laws are enforced. Sen. Sessions' command of both the facts and our laws was so evident, many observers wrote the promised spectacle 'fizzled.' We are proud of Senator Sessions and urge the Senate swiftly vote to confirm him as our ...

Rep. Hudson gearing up to introduce nationwide concealed-carry legislation

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) is preparing to introduce on the House floor nationwide concealed-carry legislation after President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office in January. The Daily Caller has the exclusive: Now known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, the bill, which The Daily Caller obtained exclusively, would allow a person with a concealed carry license from one state to carry a concealed handgun in any other state that permits its resident to concealed carry, as long as the person is not banned from possessing or transporting a firearm under federal law. The bill excludes carrying “a machine gun or destructive ...

Report: Trump considering Ted Cruz for attorney general

President-elect Donald J. Trump is thinking about appointing his former primary challenger, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), to the position of U.S. attorney general, reports say. The Washington Times has the details: President-elect Donald Trump is considering former rival Sen. Ted Cruz for U.S. attorney general, according to reports. Mr. Trump met Tuesday with Mr. Cruz, a Harvard Law School graduate who previously served as associate deputy attorney general at the Justice Department. The possibility of putting Mr. Cruz in charge of the Justice Department came up as another possible pick for attorney general, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, ...

These senators just gave the Veterans Affairs secretary a deadline for answering reform-focused questions

A dozen U.S. senators over the weekend requested President Obama’s Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald answer by Nov. 14 four questions about what, if anything, the department has done to address inter-office corruption that led to the falsification of veteran wait-times. “The GAO report states that the VA needs a new comprehensive scheduling plan to ensure that checks and balances are in place so no one can manipulate the current scheduling system. What measures have you put in place to stop manipulation of veterans’ appointment records? What is the timeframe for a new scheduling system?” read the letter. The request comes on the ...

Rep. Jason Chaffetz issues subpoena to FBI official during dramatic hearing


Rep. Brat: ICE tells me ‘No. 1 problem’ facing federal immigration authorities is local authorities ignoring detainers

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) is optimistic about legislation he has coming down the pike that would increase immigration controls and choke funding for terrorist organizations in an effort to enhance national security under an administration that has been lax in that area. The Washington Examiner has the details: Federal detention policy enforcement has been loosened under the Obama administration, and local law enforcement agencies sometimes refuse to comply when requests are submitted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "I had met with the head of ICE, and I asked [about] the number one problem … He said it was the problem of these detainers," ...