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Sen. Mike Lee: Judge Gorsuch approaches the law with “fierce independence,” “rigorous opinions”

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is calling out partisan Democrats who are threatening gridlock on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Despite the judge’s impeccable legal record and uncontroversial nomination and confirmation to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Sen. Chuck Schumer and other Democrats have questioned Gorsuch’s independence. Lee set the record straight in an op-ed for the Daily Signal, lauding Gorsuch’s record as a judge who applies the law neutrally and is not swayed by political influence. Sen. Lee wrote: In a former life, I had the good fortune of appearing before Gorsuch as a practicing attorney, so I know from personal ...

Tea Party Patriots: Pres. Trump Executive Order on Energy Independence Another Promise Kept

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement reacting to President Trump signing a new executive order on energy independence.  “President Trump continues to deliver on his promise to roll back harmful regulations imposed by former President Obama. Today's Executive Order, which rolls back so-called ‘green’ energy regulations that kill jobs and harm our economy by raising energy prices, is an essential part of President Trump's promise. The Executive Order also lifts restrictions on American coal and on-shore oil and gas production, helping our nation become more energy independent -- which ...

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 ...

Daily Action Outline for the Week of March 27th – March 31st


Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/19/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The House leadership is hoping to be done for the week on Thursday, but they’ve notified Members to be prepared for a late night. The Senate will return Tuesday, with the first vote set to take place at noon. The Senate is set to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The snowstorm that hit the east coast delayed the House’s return to action until Wednesday. The first vote was held at 6:57 PM, on a bill brought to the floor under Suspension of the Rules. On Thursday, the House took up and passed H.R. 1259, the VA Accounta...

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Daily Action Outline for the Week of March 20th – March 24th


ICE cracks down on three states harboring illegal-immigrants with criminal records

Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday said they arrested a total of nearly 250 illegal immigrants in three different states who have a record of crime or are facing criminal charges and that the arrests largely took place in Philadelphia. The Washington Examiner has the story: The focus was Philadelphia, a so-called "sanctuary city" that has been refusing to comply with ICE demands that city law enforcement detain illegals for arrest. "In the Philadelphia area, ICE arrested several at large criminal aliens in which the agency had issued detainers but the City of Philadelphia failed to honor them and released the individuals ...

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/12/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Tuesday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM, and will be done for the week on Friday, with no votes scheduled later than 3 PM. The Senate will return Monday, with the first vote set to take place at approximately 5:30 PM. The Senate is set to stay in session through Wednesday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Tuesday of last week and immediately took up a bill on the Suspension Calendar. The bill renamed a VA clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa. It passed. On Wednesday, House Democrats tried to play stall ball. On three separate occasions during the course of the day, they ...