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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/15/17

CALENDAR: The House is out of session this week. The House will return on Monday, January 23, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The Senate will return on Tuesday, January 17, with the first vote of the day to be held at approximately 4:45 PM. The Senate will stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Monday, and began its week by taking up and passing under Suspension of the Rules H.R. 315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, by a vote of 405-28. Then the House took up and passed H.R. 304, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act, by a vote of 404-29. On Tuesday, ...

Here’s the Twitter chatter surrounding Sen. Jeff Sessions’ attorney-general confirmation hearings

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin https://twitter.com/jennybethm/status/819017486297395205 Human Coalition National Outreach Director Rev. Dean Nelson https://twitter.com/Deanlife1/status/818614713554731011 Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel Carrie Severino https://twitter.com/JCNSeverino/status/818944260401692672 https://twitter.com/JCNSeverino/status/818942090201755652 Senate Judiciary Committee Member Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) https://twitter.com/SenMikeLee/status/818883923258314754 Senate Judiciary Committee Member Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/818893351537754112 U.S. Sen. ...

Sen. Ted Cruz: Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general “will enforce the law”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Monday headlined the Politico opinion page arguing in support of President-elect Donald Trump’s Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), saying the former Alabama attorney general and longtime senator “will enforce the law.” Click here for the full commentary: Senator Sessions’ credentials are impressive. A former U.S. attorney and Alabama attorney general, he has ably represented the citizens of Alabama on Capitol Hill for the past 20 years, specializing in law-enforcement issues and earning tremendous respect among the hardworking men and women in blue across our great land. Few people could be ...

NRA: Sen. Jeff Sessions ‘will work tirelessly’ to defend Americans’ gun rights

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox in a recent column lists ways U.S. Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has helped protect law-abiding Americans’ right to bear arms, including his support of nationwide right-to-carry legislation. USA Today has the commentary: Sessions has voted to prohibit firearms confiscation during a declared state of emergency, and has opposed bans on America's most popular firearms, calling them “the essence of gun ownership today.” He has also voted in favor of a national right-to-carry amendment, which would remove the confusing patchwork of ...

Tea Party Patriots Statement on Senator Sessions’ Confirmation Hearing

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to Senator Jeff Sessions' command performance in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Today, Senator Sessions showed exactly why President-elect Trump nominated him to be our next U.S. Attorney General: he is committed to upholding our Constitution and ensuring all of our laws are enforced. Sen. Sessions' command of both the facts and our laws was so evident, many observers wrote the promised spectacle 'fizzled.' We are proud of Senator Sessions and urge the Senate swiftly vote to confirm him as our ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/8/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with no votes to be held before 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30 PM. The Senate will stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Tuesday, the House met at noon for the first session of the 115th Congress. Speaker Paul Ryan was elected for his first full term in office, with only one Republican – Thomas Massie of KY – casting a vote for someone else, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster of FL. Interestingly, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lost more votes among her House Democrat colleagues – ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Principled and persuasive, Sessions is the perfect attorney general nominee

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in a recent column says Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has shown he is willing to put appearances aside and dig into the specifics of proposed policy and consider potential ramifications and whether the policy jives with the liberties enshrined in our Constitution. The Washington Times has the commentary: I have had the distinct honor of working alongside Sen. Sessions on several key legislative battles over the last five years, and I have always been impressed with his willingness to roll up his sleeves and do the hard work of fighting for conservative principles. In 2013, when ...

Sign up for tonight’s 8 p.m. webinar and find out how you can help confirm Sen. Sessions

Tea Party Patriots is hosting a webinar tonight from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST to explain how patriots nationwide can join the effort to help confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as our next attorney general. “We are calling for all Fla., Ohio, Penn., and Montana patriots to make a visit to one of our street rallies on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in support of Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general,” reads a recent statement. “If you do not live within driving distance to attend a rally we are asking for volunteers to make phone calls to Tea Party Patriots supporters in a radius of the rallies to encourage their attendance.” Sen. Sessions ...

Fraternal Order of Police president: ‘Confident’ he can work with Sessions to ‘make our communities safer,’ protect citizens’ due-process rights

Fraternal Order of Police President Chuck Canterbury in a recent column says he is optimistic Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) will work with members of law-enforcement organizations to support meaningful programs that better equip officials to protect their communities while also balancing citizens’ due-process rights. The Daily Caller has the commentary: The FOP does not disagree that there is a need for civil asset forfeiture reform.  In fact, we worked very closely with Senator Jeff Sessions on this issue going back to the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA) of 2000. The law enforcement community came together ...

Concerned Women for America president: Sessions as attorney general will stand ‘for women, children, for families’

Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance in a recent column calls for the “swift” confirmation of President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney-general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), as he will be “for women, for children, for families — for all Americans.” USA Today has the commentary: His nomination is great news for those of us who love justice and truth and who are tired of the political calculations that have plagued the DOJ under the Obama administration. Sessions will be on the side of the people as the next attorney general. He will be for women, for children, for families — for all Americans. That is a welcomed ...