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Washington Free Beacon: More guns sold in 2016 than any other year

  Guns are flying off shelves in 2016 like milk and bread during snowstorms, as FBI authorities conducted more gun-related background checks this year than any other in history, according to a National Criminal Background Check System report. The Washington Free Beacon has the scoop: So far this year, the FBI has processed 24,767,514 checks through its National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS, which puts 2016 more than 160,000 checks above the yearly record set in 2015. The record comes after November 2016 set its own monthly record with 2,561,281 checks, nearly 320,000 more than the previous record set last ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 12/4/16

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: The House began its week on Tuesday, with 29 bills on the Suspension Calendar. They got through a number of them, but still had 14 bills on the Suspension Calendar to deal with on Wednesday, including H.R. 6393, the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2017, and H.R. 34, the updated 21st Century Cures Act, which was actually a vote on a House amendment to ...

Senator Lankford releases second “Federal Fumbles” report

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) recently released his second edition of “Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball,” documenting wasteful government spending of the last few years. “The book highlights irresponsible grants, similar or even identical programs that exist across multiple federal agencies, and money spent inefficiently. For many of the entries, you will find legislative solutions to eliminate wasteful spending and force agencies to make more responsible decisions,” writes Sen. Lankford. U.S. national debt will round $19.5 trillion by the end of December and will reach $22 trillion within the decade, projects ...

The doctor is in the house! Get to know Rep. Tom Price, President-elect Trump’s pick for HHS secretary

Who better to give recommendations on retooling health-insurance policy in America than a physician? Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who President-elect Trump officially nominated Tuesday to head the Department of Health and Human Services, has a slew of proposed market-based solutions for our health-insurance woes, including individual tax relief intended to empower Americans to purchase health insurance that isn’t under government control. The Daily Signal has the commentary: Price has also proposed the creation of independent health insurance pools for more affordable coverage in the individual and small group markets, and also a change in the law ...

DHS inspector general report: Immigration Services issued thousands of erroneous, duplicate green cards

  Authorities at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent out 19,000 green cards that were duplicates and that contained inaccurate information that may have allowed some to overstay their approved time in the U.S., according to a report out of the Department of Homeland Security inspector general’s office. Washington Free Beacon has the details: During the same period, more than 200,000 green card holders reported their cards missing and an increasing number of cards were sent to incorrect addresses, posing a risk to national security. Problems at USCIS have been increasing over the past three years. The bureau has been deemed ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 11/27/16

https://soundcloud.com/teapartypatriots/20161128-washington-report CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, with no votes to be held before 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Friday, with the last vote scheduled for no later than 3 PM. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for Tuesday morning at 11:30 AM. The Senate will stay in session through Thursday. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: When the House starts voting on Tuesday, they’ll take up 16 bills on the Suspension Calendar. Then, on Wednesday and for the balance of the week, they’ve got another 13 bills on the Suspension Calendar, including the ...

The reason three times as many Muslims voted for Trump compared to Romney

A poll released last week by the Council on American-Islamic Relations found that President-elect Donald Trump garnered nearly three times as many votes from Muslim-American men and women than Mitt Romney did during his unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2012. The Daily Caller reports: The CAIR exit poll of more than 2,000 registered Muslim voters found that 74 percent voted for Hillary Clinton and 13 percent voted for Trump. CAIR’s 2012 exit poll showed 85.7 percent of Muslims voted for President Barack Obama and 4.4 percent voted for Romney. During Trump’s campaign for the presidency, he released a plan to ban Muslims from entering ...

All of America’s top Democrats voted for a wall in 2006

Democrats already rebelling against President-elect Donald Trump’s promised wall should look at recent history. In 2006, President George W. Bush signed a proposal into law that ordered the Department of Homeland Security to construct around 700 miles of fencing along the southern border. The Daily Caller reported: Two-thirds of the Republican-led House approved the bill, including 64 Democrats, and 80 of 100 senators approved the bill in the Senate. Then Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton were among the 26 Democrats who approved the bill. Supporters also included Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is set to take over leadership of ...

Policy expert: President Obama planning ‘backdoor attempt’ to bail out insurers

President Obama is working on using a special fund to bail out insurers who claim they lost money on the Obamacare exchanges – a plan that bypasses the consent of Congress. National Review has the commentary: If it successfully executes this plan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will have circumvented Congress to secure a taxpayer bailout for insurers — directly contradicting Congress’s intentions as expressed by multiple spending bills, and possibly violating federal law. Currently, insurers are suing HHS for more than $2.5 billion promised them under ACA’s “risk corridor” program, which was designed to ...

Sanctuary-city mayors nationwide renew calls to rebel against federal-immigration laws

Mayors across the country – from San Francisco to New York City – say they will continue to shield criminal illegal immigrants from federal immigration laws despite calls from President-elect Donald J. Trump for local law-enforcement authorities to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Bloomberg has the story: Municipalities that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation stand to lose billions in federal aid if President-elect Donald Trump fulfills promises to starve them financially. More than 200 U.S. ‘sanctuary cities’ won’t turn over people to federal officers seeking to deport them nor share information about ...