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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 ...

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Time for Republicans to Keep Their Promises to Fully Repeal ObamaCare

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the abandonment of the Senate’s watered-down ObamaCare repeal effort. “Now that Senate Republicans have abandoned their watered-down ObamaCare repeal efforts, we are hopeful that this will be the start of a new day in Washington. The time to drain the swamp and keep the promises made to the American people has finally come. If Republican senators wish not to squander their majority, they will work in good faith to fully repeal ObamaCare as they promised time and time again. Full repeal means getting rid of all of the ...

North Carolina’s Republican Senators Refuse to Meet with Tea Party Patriots Activists

The first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, immortalized the concept of a government “of the people, by the people, for the people” in the Gettysburg Address. In North Carolina, Republican Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr might want to brush off one of the greatest speeches ever delivered by an American president to remind themselves of their responsibilities to the people who elected them. Last week, as part of an effort to demonstrate support for repealing Obamacare, Tea Party Patriots activists delivered a letter with signatures supporting repeal to their home state senators and reminding them of their promises. In North ...

Sen. Republicans ‘don’t see any reason to be leaving’ Washington until policy issues are handled

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced that he will push off the start of senators’ August recess on Tuesday to keep lawmakers in town to try and tie up loose ends on healthcare, taxes and the budget. Republican senators prior to McConnell’s announcement had been asking the majority leader to push the recess back for several days. The Washington Times has the details: “In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week ...

Senate GOP healthcare bill faces opposition for not fully repealing Obamacare

Within hours after unveiling the GOP Senate healthcare bill on Thursday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) didn’t hesitate to take sides. Sen. Cornyn has publicly stated he would back the bill while Sen. Cruz has joined three other senators in opposing it. The Texas Tribune has the full story: “Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor," Cruz said in a joint statement with U.S. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. "There are provisions in this draft ...

Senate Republicans release healthcare bill that would supposedly “trim the fat”

Early reports of the Senate healthcare bill released on Thursday say the bill would make changes to Medicaid, to tax credits for individuals purchasing plans, and would remove most of the taxes imposed by Obamacare. Similar to the House bill, the Senate bill aims to make some key changes to Obamacare including the removal of the individual and employer mandates (at least in word). Tea Party Patriots is still analyzing the proposed legislation and will seek guidance from our supporters before we take an official position on the bill. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime, read more from the Washington Examiner, including the draft text of the ...

Republicans are pushing back against liberals intent on stifling free speech

The fuel and spirit to fight on the right is coming from many corners following the liberal attack to silence Fox News’ Sean Hannity. After the news broke that a couple of Hannity’s advertisers were pulling their content from Hannity’s show, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin sprang into action, asking thousands of members to call both Cars.com and USAA. PoliZette has the commentary: "A new attack on our First Amendment rights is happening right now, and we must engage!" she wrote. "The far Left has lost its mind in the wake of President Donald Trump's historic victory, and they are lashing out in an attempt to undermine his ...

HHS Secretary Tom Price: ‘We need our physicians to be patient-facing, not computer-facing’

Raise your hand if you've been to see a medical provider in recent years and been disappointed he or she spent more time behind a computer than interacting with you? Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price this week on behalf of the Trump administration says he hopes to change that by lifting the regulatory burdens that too often come between patients and their medical professionals, specifically regulations that pertain to information technology. The Washington Examiner has the details: "We simply have to do a better job of reducing the burden of health IT on physicians and other providers," said Price, speaking at the Health ...