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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. ...

Senators seeking answers in case of vet who allegedly committed suicide while on VA waiting list

 U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) Tuesday requested an investigation into a report an Army veteran committed suicide when he was awaiting care for post-traumatic-stress disorder from those at a Veterans Affairs office in Colorado Springs, Colo. The department will work with the inspector general and the senators to determine what happened, agency spokesman Paul Sherbo said. The senators did not identify the soldier who killed himself but said he was 26 and had served as an Army Ranger. Gardner said he wanted to avoid a repeat of a 2014 scandal over long wait times that veterans endured to get health care, and ...

President Obama: Regulator in chief

President Obama in his almost eight years in office has upped the number of major regulations 31 percent over his predecessor George W. Bush adding more than $750 billion in overall costs to business and citizens and nearly 500 million more hours of paperwork, according to recent analysis. The Washington Examiner has the details: Businesses and conservative politicians have complained that the overwhelming burden of new federal regulations, especially in the health and financial world, has led to massive job cuts and bankruptcies. But the administration shows no sign of slowing down in the final leg of its eight years, said analyst Sam Batkins, ...

Survey: Majority of Americans oppose allowing illegal immigrants onto Obamacare exchanges

A recent Rasmussen Reports survey shows nearly 60 percent of Americans are not in favor of letting illegal immigrants purchase Obamacare Newsmax has the details: In favor: 29 percent. Not in favor: 59 percent. Undecided: 12 percent. According to a 2009 survey, 80 percent of voters opposed the government healthcare coverage for illegal immigrants. Democrats supported allowing illegal immigrants to buy health insurance in their state through one of the new exchanges by a 48-39 percent count. Meanwhile, 83 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of unaffiliated voters opposed the proposal. Most voters still oppose Obamacare's requirement ...

Inspector general accuses Denver-based VA of ‘gross mismanagement’

Federal investigators Wednesday accused those at a Denver, Colo.-based Veterans Affairs office of improperly overseeing construction of a VA hospital that ran over budget by millions of dollars. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has the details: The inspector general accused the VA of “gross mismanagement” for assigning far too few engineers and project managers. [Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs] said the department has taken responsibility for the problems and has made changes. Two weeks ago, [Fla. Republican Jeff] Miller’s committee subpoenaed documents on a separate internal VA investigation into the cost overruns. The ...

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 Calls on the House to Impeach Koskinen Before Going on Vacation

Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to news of a deal on Capitol Hill that would delay a vote on impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.  “It has been six years since the targeting started. We who were targeted never received due process during the targeting. To date, there still has not been any accountability for the actions taken against 426 groups across the country representing millions of Americans, not to mention the countless people who were individually targeted.  (NOTE: remember, Congress learned from investigations that tea party donors were ten ...

Sen. Cruz: Foreign nations void of free-speech protections have no place regulating U.S. internet use

  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a Facebook post Tuesday invoked former President Reagan as he urged “colleagues on both sides of the aisle” to defend the internet against President Obama’s plans to cede control of it on Oct. 1 to an international organization that would inevitably leave the internet more vulnerable to censorship and taxation. “I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to come together to ensure that we protect freedom of the #Internet for generations to come,” says Sen. Cruz. The senator, who is chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, gathered half a ...

Tea Party Patriots Thanks House Freedom Caucus for Filing a Privileged Resolution to Impeach IRS Commissioner Koskinen


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