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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 2/19/17

CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both out of session for the Presidents Day Recess, and they won’t be back until Monday, February 27. That means they’ll be in their districts and states next week, at local events and townhall meetings. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Monday evening, the House came back into session and passed both H.R. 244, the HIRE Vets Act, and H.R. 974, the BRAVE Act, under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 428, the Red River Gradient Boundary Act. The bill would commission a survey of the gradient boundary along the Red River in TX and OK. On Wednesday, ...

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Important Notes Sign up to host a house party on February 27th! Add your event to our events map (rally, sign waving, local group meeting)! Let us know of a Congressman or Senator’s town hall or mobile office hours! Happy Presidents’ Day! Today’s action items are listed below, as well as the outline for the rest of the week. This holiday was originally founded to honor our first President, George Washington, and to this day we are thankful for the nation he helped to found and lead. Fast forward to 2017 where we now see progressives holding “Not my Presidents’ Day” rallies1 because they still cannot ...

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/8/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with no votes to be held before 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30 PM. The Senate will stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Tuesday, the House met at noon for the first session of the 115th Congress. Speaker Paul Ryan was elected for his first full term in office, with only one Republican – Thomas Massie of KY – casting a vote for someone else, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster of FL. Interestingly, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lost more votes among her House Democrat colleagues – ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 4/10/16

  CALENDAR: The House will come back into session on Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. The Senate will come back into session on Monday, and stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: They were in recess last week.  THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return on Tuesday, with first votes scheduled at 6:30 PM. The House will take up four bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House will take up another six bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Thursday, the House will take up two bills that would make changes to the financial services industry – H.R. 3791, to ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 4/03/16

CALENDAR: The House is in recess and will not return until Tuesday, April 12. The Senate will come back into session until Monday, April 4. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: They were in recess.  THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  They are still in recess. LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR:  They were in recess last week.  THIS WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR: When the Senate returns on Monday, April 4, the Senate will vote on passage of S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act. After that, they could spend time on FAA reauthorization, appropriations bills, or the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Frankly, I’d bet they’re going ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington 2/22/2016

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 2/21/16   CALENDAR:  The House will return on Tuesday, February 23, and the Senate will return on Monday, February 22. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will come back on Tuesday, with the first votes expected at 6:30 PM. They’ll begin Tuesday with votes on five bills on the Suspension Calendar. Then, on Wednesday, they’ll be back with another eight bills on the Suspension Calendar. Votes may be held over into Thursday, but there are no votes scheduled on the floor calendar right now. On Friday, the House will consider two non-controversial bills. THIS ...

Benghazi committee members critical of investigation costs line staffers’ pockets with bonuses

Democrats on the bipartisan House committee investigating the terror attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead have repeatedly attacked House Republicans over the costliness of the investigation yet have given staff tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses. Fox News has the details: According to publicly available reports, a total of $33,600 was given to six Democratic staffers at the end of 2014 and 2015. While the bonuses make up only a fraction of the panel's total expenses to date, critics suggested they undermine the minority members' complaints about the budget. "This is the height of hypocrisy,” Lisa Boothe, a Republican ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 10/25/15

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, October 26, with the first votes set for 6:30 PM. The House is currently scheduled to stay in session through Thursday, October 29, with last votes expected no later than 3 PM, but may stay later if legislative priorities demand it. The Senate will return on Monday, October 26. The Senate will stay in session through Friday, October 30. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Tuesday of last week, and started its week by taking up six bills under Suspension. The fun one – which, sadly, will likely never see the light of day in the Senate – was H.R. 1315, offered by Rep. Luke ...

Scathing new report lists atrocities inside VA

New details have emerged about the total failure of the Department of Veterans Affairs to adequately provide care to our nation’s veterans. The details are part of a new, scathing 35-page report released by Jan R. Frye, deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics. In the report, Frye describes an agency overrun with “gross mismanagement,” and that makes a “mockery” of federal rules. It even went as far as describe the culture at the VA as one of “lawlessness and chaos.” The Washington Post has more [1]: “Doors are swung wide open for fraud, waste and abuse,” he writes in the March memo, which was obtained by The ...