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Tea Party Patriots Congratulates Scott Pruitt on his Confirmation as EPA Administrator

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, congratulating Scott Pruitt on his confirmation as the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. “Tea Party Patriots and our grassroots activists around the country congratulate Scott Pruitt on his confirmation as our next EPA Administrator. In his previous job as Attorney General of Oklahoma, Mr. Pruitt had a long record of trying to keep the federal government operating within its constitutional bounds. He stood with our supporters in the fight to repeal Obamacare and joined with other states to bring a lawsuit ...

Tea Party Patriots Congratulates Mick Mulvaney on his Confirmation as OMB Director

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, congratulating Rep. Mick Mulvaney on his confirmation as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. “Tea Party Patriots and our network of supporters across the country congratulate Rep. Mick Mulvaney on his confirmation as the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The OMB Director has huge influence not only on the size and scope of the budget, but also on the regulations our federal agencies produce. Mick is well-known around Washington as a fiscal hawk. As a Congressman, he voted against raising the debt ...

Tell these senators to send some love to Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

Members of the Senate, former clerks, friends and colleagues of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch are rallying around the judge as he gears up for his confirmation hearings. But some aren’t sending the nominee their love like they should be, including Democrat Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin; Democrat Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey; Democrat Florida Sen. Bill Nelson; Democrat Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly; North Dakota Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp; Montana Democrat Sen. Jon Tester; and Democrat Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill. “Judge Gorsuch has a distinguished record that demonstrates he will be fair to all Americans, no matter their background or ...

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 ...

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman: ‘All of the Obamacare taxes need to go’

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is putting his foot down: The taxes that come with Obamacare are on the chopping block and must be included in the repeal of the law – something that is not negotiable. The Hill has the details: “We need to definitively answer the question about what to do with the ObamaCare taxes,” Hatch said in a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. “Some have argued that we should keep all or some of them in place and use them to pay for our eventual replacement package.” But Hatch rejected that idea. “My view is this: After spending seven years talking about the harm being ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Thank you, President Trump, for nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

President Donald J. Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court – we at Tea Party Patriots are relieved someone with Judge Gorsuch’s qualifications will take up the legacy of the late legal giant Justice Scalia in defending the Constitution as it was originally written. “Tea Party Patriots and our network of supporters and grassroots activists across the country thank President Donald Trump for nominating Neil Gorsuch to be our next Supreme Court justice. President Trump promised to nominate someone who is both exceptionally ...

Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner: Health-insurance market better off before Obamacare

Wisconsin Deputy Insurance Commissioner Thursday told members of Congress that the Badger State insurance market suffered after the rollout of Obamacare and that state fared better before Obamacare went into effect. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: "While the Wisconsin market has been healthier than most, the ACA has caused significant harm," Wieske said, adding that Obamacare's regulations have impacted negatively rates and choices for consumers. "The ACA has changed the Wisconsin health insurance market. Consumers have fewer choices. Rates have increased significantly." Wieske also noted that "a number of our insurers have seen a ...

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Senate Finance Committee Democrats holding up Rep. Price, Mnuchin nominations

Senate Democrats are stalling a committee vote on whether to refer Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) for a full Senate vote, having declined to attend the committee meeting that would have launched him to that point in the confirmation process – and, like those of us at Tea Party Patriots, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is not amused… The Hill has the details: Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted votes to advance Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, and Steven Mnuchin, his selection to head the Treasury Department. The ...