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Tea Party Patriots Applauds President-elect Donald Trump’s Nomination of Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today in response to reports that President-elect Donald Trump has selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. “Tea Party Patriots applauds President-elect Donald Trump for picking Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. AG Pruitt has worked with our activists over the years fighting Obamacare and he understands the importance of federalism and the ability of state and local governments to serve their ...

Martin: Rep. Price Will Fight to Repeal Obamacare

Atlanta, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to the news that President-elect Donald Trump has selected Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. “Tom Price is an outstanding choice to be Secretary of Health and Human Services; he knows the true pain Obamacare has caused and is 100 percent for repeal.  He stood with me the Saturday before Obamacare passed the House watching the crowd of over 50,000 people. He saw their passion and anger that weekend and he has heard from constituents, physicians, and fellow Americans around the country ...

The reason three times as many Muslims voted for Trump compared to Romney

A poll released last week by the Council on American-Islamic Relations found that President-elect Donald Trump garnered nearly three times as many votes from Muslim-American men and women than Mitt Romney did during his unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2012. The Daily Caller reports: The CAIR exit poll of more than 2,000 registered Muslim voters found that 74 percent voted for Hillary Clinton and 13 percent voted for Trump. CAIR’s 2012 exit poll showed 85.7 percent of Muslims voted for President Barack Obama and 4.4 percent voted for Romney. During Trump’s campaign for the presidency, he released a plan to ban Muslims from entering ...

The future of Obamacare ‘insurer bailouts’ is not looking good

President-elect Donald Trump is bad news for insurance companies who hope that Congress will bail them out with changes to two Obamacare programs. The programs sunset at the end of this year, but conservatives are staying vigilant against the possibility that Congress will try to use the lame-duck session to give insurers more money. Insurance companies have spent millions lobbying lawmakers to keep the risk corridor and reinsurance programs. The Daily Signal reported: Conservative groups like Freedom Partners and Republican lawmakers have cautioned that the Justice Department could attempt to settle with insurance companies and tap into ...

Policy expert: President Obama planning ‘backdoor attempt’ to bail out insurers

President Obama is working on using a special fund to bail out insurers who claim they lost money on the Obamacare exchanges – a plan that bypasses the consent of Congress. National Review has the commentary: If it successfully executes this plan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will have circumvented Congress to secure a taxpayer bailout for insurers — directly contradicting Congress’s intentions as expressed by multiple spending bills, and possibly violating federal law. Currently, insurers are suing HHS for more than $2.5 billion promised them under ACA’s “risk corridor” program, which was designed to ...

Martin: Sessions Will Protect the Constitution and Uphold the Rule of Law

Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to reports that President-elect Donald Trump has selected U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions to be his Attorney General. “Tea Party Patriots and our millions of supporters around the country are thrilled that President-elect Donald Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions to be the next U.S. Attorney General. Senator Sessions is a man of the highest integrity who has been a strong ally of Tea Party Patriots and the Tea Party movement. He has spoken at several Tea Party Patriots events over the years and Americans should know he is ...

Sanctuary-city mayors nationwide renew calls to rebel against federal-immigration laws

Mayors across the country – from San Francisco to New York City – say they will continue to shield criminal illegal immigrants from federal immigration laws despite calls from President-elect Donald J. Trump for local law-enforcement authorities to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Bloomberg has the story: Municipalities that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation stand to lose billions in federal aid if President-elect Donald Trump fulfills promises to starve them financially. More than 200 U.S. ‘sanctuary cities’ won’t turn over people to federal officers seeking to deport them nor share information about ...

Tea Party Patriots: Undoing House Earmark Ban “Show of Callous Cynicism and Hypocrisy”

Reacting to reports that Reps. John Culberson of Texas, Mike Rogers of Alabama and Tom Rooney of Florida are pushing a proposal to undo the House ban on earmarks, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: "Any Member of Congress who votes to bring back old-school, back-room, pork-barrel spending through earmarks is putting him or herself firmly against the American people who just elected Donald Trump president, as he campaigned emphatically on the issue of draining the swamp in Washington. Did they learn nothing at all from these elections? People are tired of ...

Republican Congress has its sights set on Obamacare

Repealing Obamacare will sit atop the agenda come January, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the heels of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s victory. Newsweek has the story: "It’s a pretty high item on our agenda," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters at a press conference in the Capitol Wednesday afternoon. "And I would be shocked if we didn’t move forward, keeping our commitment to the American people." "It is the single worst piece of legislation among many bad pieces of legislation passed in the first two years of the Obama presidency," added McConnell, who will maintain his post at the helm of the Senate ...

Policy expert: American middle class in ‘deep trouble’ over Obamacare premium increases

Americans enrolled in Obamacare will ring in the new year with Obamacare premium hikes whose deductibles under the silver plan – on average – are nearly $3,600 for singles nearly $7,500 for families. And, while those who make up to $47,080 will have help with their premiums, those who make more than $47,080 will have no help and be forced decide whether to drop their health insurance altogether. CNS News has the commentary: But a large chunk of the American middle class earns too much (more than 400 percent of the poverty level) to qualify for either the premium tax credits or the cost-sharing subsidies. If these persons don’t have, or ...