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Rep. Labrador: ‘I went to Washington for public service, not a career’

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) introduced a constitutional amendment that would cap the number of terms a representative is allowed to serve in the U.S. House at six – for a maximum of 12 years of congressional service – and a maximum of two six-year terms for senators. The Daily Signal has Rep. Labrador’s commentary: We must seize the moment and put a term limits amendment before the states for ratification… Despite 2010’s call for restoration of constitutional principles and restraint of a wasteful government, Americans got more of the same. The Washington establishment hunkered down, put off tough votes, and increased the federal ...

Another Republican Choosing Beltway Over America

Last week, The Miami Herald reported that Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-MS) told constituents at a town hall that he is not going to stand with fiscal conservatives in the upcoming fight over Obamacare: Nunnelee said he has voted 40 times to repeal or dismantle the law. But he told the crowd: "If we shut down government, Obamacare will continue to be funded." Once again, well-meaning or not, a Republican is kowtowing to the mainstream media/Democratic Party’s messaging before this final fight against Obamacare has even taken place. No fiscal conservative has said shutting down the government is a goal of the delay/defund effort. In ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Spending bill should appease President Trump, NOT Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer

Senate Democrats like Sen. Chuck Schumer are putting up a fight when it comes to including financing for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border in the spending bill that needs to be voted on in the next two weeks if the government is going to keep operating, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in her latest column. Establishment politicians, Rep. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), seem all-too-willing to back down even though President Trump’s popularity and election derives in large part from Americans’ widespread support of tough immigration policies meant to put Americans first, drive down violent ...

Top Republicans calling on DOJ to reopen investigation into former IRS executive Lois Lerner

Two Republican congressmen are demanding authorities at the Department of Justice reopen the investigation into former IRS executive Lois Lerner, who oversaw IRS employees during the height of the scandal surrounding agency targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. The Washington Times has the details: Ms. Lerner was cleared after an investigation by the Obama administration but Reps. Kevin Brady and Peter Roskam, respectively the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and the panel’s tax policy subcommittee, say there are plenty of questions with how that probe was run, and said that a new look by the Trump administration’s ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Senate Republicans should do everything in their power to free Americans from Obamacare’s grip

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her inaugural column for The Hill says Senate Republicans need to respect the wave of Obamacare opponents who voted them into office on the promise the disastrous health-insurance law would be repealed – anything less will jeopardize their legislative stints. Read the commentary: When the Democrats rammed ObamaCare through Congress, they broke precedent and their promises to pass the bill. That fact was not lost on the American public, which responded thunderously and disapprovingly in the 2010 elections. Senate Republicans should at least have the courage to do everything reasonably within ...

Tea Party Patriots to House Republicans: Full Repeal Means Full Repeal

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the health care bill released last night by House Republicans. “Since Obamacare was passed into law over the objections of conservatives and Republicans in 2010, congressional Republicans have promised that they will repeal Obamacare completely. Now, in 2017, they finally have control of both chambers of Congress and a Republican administration that will sign a bill achieving our long term goal of repealing Obamacare ‘root and branch.’ The time to deliver on that promise is now. "The bill that House Republicans ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Members of Congress need to know that tea partyers ‘are not going away’

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin this week says conservative grassroots activists nationwide aren’t slowing down but are continuing to demand that the men and women tea partyers helped elect follow through on their campaign promises, including a repeal of Obamacare; less government spending; better enforcement of our immigration laws; and more accountability in government agencies. These things and more, tea partyers will demand of their elected on Wednesday, March 15 with a “Day of Action” planned on Capitol Hill. Fox Business has the details: Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin on Wednesday said the ...

Sen. Cruz, Rep. DeSantis: ‘Citizen legislature’ integral to ‘our democratic republic’

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) in a joint opinion piece announced their intentions to next month introduce a constitutional amendment that would impose limits on the time one is allowed to serve in congressional office to two and three terms in the Senate and House, respectively. The Washington Post has the commentary: The American people have offered Republicans an opportunity to enact meaningful change. They have rejected the status quo and put the Washington elites on notice that they will no longer accept the old way of doing business. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism that has transformed ...

Washington Times: House Republicans derail impeachment effort against IRS commissioner

House Republicans effectively ended the effort to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for his involvement in the agency scandal that unfairly targeted a specific group of Americans for their political beliefs by rejecting or slow-rolling tax-exempt-status applications. The Washington Times has the story: Republican leaders managed to derail impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Tuesday, forcing the debate back to a committee for more study, where it will die when Congress adjourns at the end of this year. It was a quiet end to a saga that had bedeviled GOP leaders for more than a year, dating back to revelations that Mr. Koskinen ...

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 ...