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Michigan Expands Medicaid

Another state has fallen under the sway of federal Medicaid dollars: Michigan is poised to expand Medicaid to about 470,000 residents in the next several years under President Barack Obama's health care reform law following a state Senate vote Tuesday. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, one of nine Republican governors to endorse the Medicaid expansion, has aggressively pursued the policy since February. All 12 Michigan Senate Democrats joined with eight of the chamber's 26 Republicans to achieve a majority -- and overcame a bold move to block the bill by one staunch conservative opponent -- in the Senate Tuesday, setting up final action on the measure ...

Michigan Speakers Bureau

Sharon Snyder Local Coordinator, Michigan Tea Party Patriots Madison Heights, MI       John Snyder Local Coordinator, Michigan Tea Party Patriots Madison Heights, MI

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 11/27/16

https://soundcloud.com/teapartypatriots/20161128-washington-report CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, with no votes to be held before 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Friday, with the last vote scheduled for no later than 3 PM. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for Tuesday morning at 11:30 AM. The Senate will stay in session through Thursday. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: When the House starts voting on Tuesday, they’ll take up 16 bills on the Suspension Calendar. Then, on Wednesday and for the balance of the week, they’ve got another 13 bills on the Suspension Calendar, including the ...

Beware the lame duck

The election might be over, but Congress still has time to grow the government and spend more of your hard-earned money with the lame-duck session. Yet again, lawmakers have to vote on a massive spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. What’s the worst that can happen in a lame-duck session? Conservative Review has some examples, including this one: Then there was that time a lame-duck former reindeer farmer changed his vote to help pass a massive $1 trillion spending bill: In 2014, House conservatives almost defeated a $1 trillion continuing resolution. When then-Speaker John Boehner realized the spending bill was going down, he convin...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/25/16

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. They are scheduled to stay in town through whenever they get their work done – which means, whenever they pass a Continuing Resolution. The Senate will come back on Monday and return to consideration of H.R. 5325, the vehicle for the FY17 Continuing Resolution, but the first vote will not be until 2:15 Tuesday afternoon, after the two parties’ weekly lunches. The first vote will be on a motion to invoke cloture on the McConnell substitute amendment to the bill, which is another way of saying the first vote will be on a motion to invoke cloture on the C.R. ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/11/16


Report: Detroit VA spent $300,000 on televisions it can’t even use

Staff at the Veteran Affairs medical center in Detroit, Michigan signed off on the purchase of $300,000 worth of incompatible televisions now languishing in a dark VA office, according to a report recently released by federal inspectors. ABC 7 has the details: The report says the items were purchased before an installation contract was awarded, and it was later determined the units were not compatible with design plans. The VA spent nearly $20,000 to adjust their installation design, but still, the majority of the units have not been installed. Adding further to the frustration, the warranties have since expired, which could lead to additi...

House Ways and Means Chairman: We plan to lay out ‘comprehensive blueprint on where we want the tax code to go’

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady during The Atlantic Summit Wednesday told Bloomberg View columnist Margaret Carlson that his committee is exploring numerous pro-growth tax plans to roll out by the close of 2016. The Daily Caller has the scoop: “What we expect to do is to lay out, later this summer, a comprehensive blueprint on where we want the tax code to go with a number of details,” [Brady] said. ” And also, sort of lay out how we can get there.” The panel has seen a number of proposals varying from flat taxes, consumption taxes to cash-flow taxes in recent months. Brady praised former Chairman Dave Camp, ...

Columnist: ‘Work should be rewarded, not punished’

A writer and activist lobbying for right-to-work laws in Michigan criticized the status quo at the IRS and is pushing for a simpler tax code – one that doesn’t bog down hardworking American taxpayers. The Detroit News has the commentary: It’s a complex and corrupt system, now consisting of thousands of pages of instructions and explanations. But it doesn’t have to be this way. As government’s appetite for spending continues to grow, so do the taxes on workers and job providers. Why does Washington penalize workers and employers for earning and creating wealth? … If you are not an accountant, a professional lobbyist, or a politi...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington 2/28/2016

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 2/28/16 CALENDAR: The House and Senate will return on Monday, February 29. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session last Monday, and took up 13 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Wednesday, they took up seven bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Thursday, they passed H.R. 3624, the Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act. That’s a bill that establishes a uniform standard for determining whether a defendant has been fraudulently joined to a lawsuit in order to defeat federal diversity jurisdiction. The bill passed by a vote of 229-189-15. On Friday, the House ...