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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/18/16

CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, with first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. They are scheduled to stay in town through Friday, with no votes after 3 PM. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote scheduled for 5:30 PM on a motion to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to H.R. 5325, the House-passed Legislative Branch appropriations bill that will serve as the vehicle for the FY17 Continuing Resolution. And they’ll stick around just long enough to get that bill passed. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 3590, the Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act, ...

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


U.S. News & World Report: U.S. ‘dangerously’ in debt

The U.S. has only to look at other nations’ financial crises to see what’s in store for us if Congress doesn’t tackle our mushrooming national debt, says one economic expert. U.S. News & World Report has the details: Recent research shows that economic growth is even more vital for a nation's ability to sustain its public debt than economists used to think. Statistical analyses reveal that many debt crises in emerging economies have been caused by declines in growth. In advanced economies, the largest increases in debt ratios occurred when policymakers mistook a prolonged decline in growth for a temporary recession, and failed to cut ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 7/10/16

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, July 11, with the first vote scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session until Friday, with no votes later than 3:30 PM. And then begins the Summer Recess, which will last for seven glorious weeks, until Tuesday, September 6. The Senate will return on Monday, July 11, with the first vote scheduled for 5:30 PM. The Senate will stay in session until Friday, at which point begins the Senate’s Summer Recess, which will also last for seven glorious weeks, until Tuesday, September 6. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess for the Fourth of July break from Friday, June 24 ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/24/16

CALENDAR: The House is in recess for the Fourth of July break, and will not return until Tuesday, July 5. The Senate will be back at work on Monday, June 27. LAST TWO WEEKS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Monday, June 13. They took up seven bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, June 14, the House took up two bills under Rules – including H.R. 5053, the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act, offered by Rep. Peter Roskam of IL. That bill passed by a vote of 240-182, with but one Republican – Chris Gibson, of New York’s 19th congressional district – voting against it. So, no soup ...

Taxes, Spending, and Tax Credits Out of Control under Kurt Schaefer


Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/5/16

  CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, June 7, and remain in session through Friday, June 10. The Senate will return on Monday, June 6, and stay in session through Friday, June 10. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. But the week before they left for the Memorial Day recess – excuse me, “District Work Period” – was chock full of fireworks, even though the House only voted on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday of that week. The House came back to work on Monday, May 23, and moved to take up no fewer than 30 bills on the Suspension Calendar. Though most of them were the standard fare ...

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 for 3/13/16

CALENDAR:  The House returns Monday, and will be in session through Thursday. The Senate will be in session on Monday, and will stay in through the rest of the week. At the end of the week, the Senate will recess for the Easter break, and won’t come back into session until Tuesday, April 12.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  The House was in recess last week.   THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  The House will return Monday, and kick off its week with votes on 14 bills to be considered under Suspension of the Rules. Two of those bills deal with the crisis in Syria – the first, H.Con.Res. 121, would express the ...

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 ...