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Jenny Beth Martin Testifies Before the Senate on the IRS Targeting Scandal

On July 29th both Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin, and Tea Party Patriots legal counsel Cleta Mitchell appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on oversight, agency action, federal rights and federal courts to give testimony on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups. Below is the video, and text of the testimony. You can see our complete timeline of Tea Party Patriots issues with IRS targeting here: http://www.teapartypatriots.org/irs-timeline/   Mr. Chairman, Senator Coons, members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify. As I’ve considered over the last few ...

Senate to Hear From Victims of Tea Party-Targeting Scandal

Atlanta, Ga. – Today at 2 p.m. ET, Jenny Beth Martin, the President and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, which had its tax-exempt status held up by the IRS for several years, will testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights, and Federal Courts, regarding the progress the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made in reforms since the agency's targeting scandal first came to light. "We waited 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days, put in thousands of man-hours, and spent tens of thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees to have our 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status approved by the IRS... and it was granted the day ...

Viral video calls for government accountability amid years-long IRS runaround

A viral video published Monday by the House Oversight committee documents the runaround IRS officials gave Congress following news the IRS targeted Americans for their political beliefs. President Obama went on the record in February 2014 claiming there is "... not even a smidgen of corruption" within the IRS and yet congressional inquiries have apparently revealed otherwise. IRS Chief John Koskinen told Congress the IRS would bend over backward to turn over all of former IRS Chief Louis Lerner's missing emails regarding the targeting scandal, even stating the IRS spent $18 million, 250 staff members and up to 120,000 hours "responding" ...

Hillary Clinton Under Fire For Comments About Congressional Subpoena

Hillary Clinton is facing scrutiny after finally giving an interview to CNN. In the interview, she claimed she was never subpoenaed by Congress – a statement contrary to records produced Wednesday by the House Select Committee on Benghazi. “You know, you’re starting with so many assumptions,” Clinton said after Brianna Keilar of CNN asked the presidential hopeful how Clinton decided to “delete 33,000 emails” while secretary of state. “I’ve never had a subpoena. Again, let’s take a deep breath here. Everything I did was permitted by law and regulation,” Clinton said. Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Rep. Trey ...

Tea Party Patriots’ Founder Responds to Export-Import Bank’s Expiration

Atlanta, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots' supporters across the country today applaud the expiration of the Export-Import Bank's funding authorization from Congress. The Export-Import Bank, also known as the Ex-Im Bank, was established in 1934 by executive order and its stated purpose was to help finance the sale of U.S. exports to foreign countries. Over the past decades, the Bank has unfairly chosen "winners" and "losers" among American companies, using tax dollars to interfere with the market and play favoritism with well-connected private companies such as Boeing. Conservatives criticize the Bank for misusing tax dollars and squashing fair ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Time to end the Obamacare exemption!

Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin has a new op-ed at Breitbart News about last week’s Obamacare exemption rallies. On June 17, patriots from around the country gathered at their Representative’s or Senator’s local offices to protest Congress’ special exemption from Obamacare. At the end of the day, conservatives rallied at more than 500 offices around the country. As a result of the protests, five additional Congressmen have agreed to sign on as co-sponsors of H.R. 1953, also known as the “No Exemption for Washington From Obamacare Act.” Writes Martin: Our grievance is simple: we want Congress to participate in the law ...

End Obamacare Exemption – Toolkit

It’s time we put an end to the privileged, ruling class so that they too can feel the harms of Obamacare Download Toolkit

Call to Action: Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on cloture for TPA.

Call your Senators now at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to vote NO on cloture for TPA. The vote is happening at 11:00 today. Time is of the essence.   Sen. Cruz has announced he is a no vote for TPA and Cloture on TPA because of the wikilieaks revelations that show the draft Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) includes immigration language, and to get votes in the Senate Sen. McConnell promised to allow votes on Export-Import Bank reauthorization. Sen. Cruz believes Speaker Boehner may have done the same in the House. Unless McConnell and Boehner publicly commit to killing Ex-Im and leaving it dead, Sen. Cruz will vote no.   ...

Congressional Accountability and the Power of Grassroots Activism (Jenny Beth Martin’s Op-Ed on Breitbart.com)

Last Wednesday, thousands of Tea Party Patriots visited the district / state offices of their representatives in Congress to protest the shady special exemption from Obamacare that Congress and their staffs currently enjoy... Continue here.

Tea Partiers Rally Nationwide to Demand the End of Congress’ Obamacare Exemption

Atlanta, Ga. – Tomorrow at Noon, Tea Party Patriots across the country will converge upon their Senators' and Representatives' local offices to demand that they abide by the laws they force on the American people. Under Section 1312 (D) of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), Members of Congress and their staff can no longer obtain health insurance through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). They also lost a generous FEHBP subsidy ($5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for the family plan). But, rather than lose the benefit as they originally wrote into law, Congress has re-classified itself as a “small business” – an absurd ...