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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 7/24/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday. And then the House will leave for its August recess, not to return until Tuesday, September 5. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30. The Senate is also scheduled to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Monday and immediately took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, they considered and passed another bill under Suspension of the Rules. Then they took up and passed H.R. 806, the Ozone Standa...

Tea Party Patriots Appreciate Meeting with Leader McConnell, Push for Full Obamacare Repeal

Washington, D.C. – Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement regarding a meeting today with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss the need to fully repeal ObamaCare. "We appreciate Leader McConnell's willingness to meet with Tea Party Patriots activists to discuss the need to repeal ObamaCare and receive our letter signed by one and a half million activists calling for full repeal of ObamaCare. Our supporters have been calling their Senators to ask them to support the motion to proceed in order to advance the process and present Senators the opportunity to keep their promises to repeal ObamaCare. ...

Head of National Border Patrol Council: ‘There’s an energy in the Border Patrol that’s never been there before’

Brandon Judd, the head of the National Border Patrol Council, praised President Trump for actually enforcing the law – something that wasn’t seen in the last eight years. The Washington Times has the commentary: “There’s a vibe, there’s an energy in the Border Patrol that’s never been there before,” Mr. Judd told host Steve Doocy. “In the 20 years I’ve been in the patrol, we haven’t seen this type of energy, and we’re excited because we signed up to do a job and this president is allowing us to do that job. “The president has done a great job of actually enforcing the law — something we didn’t see in the last eight ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 7/17/17

Click here to listen to this weeks report on sound cloud! CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday, with the last vote scheduled to be no later than 3 PM. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30. The Senate is also scheduled to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Tuesday, and voted to pass two bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Wednesday, they passed two more bills – one of them under Suspension of the Rules. On Thursday, the House took up H.R. ...

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 ...

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 7/10/17


Tea Party Patriots Signals Support for Cruz-Lee Amendment to Senate Health Care Bill

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today regarding the amendment to the Senate health care bill offered by Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT). “Tea Party Patriots and our nationwide network of grassroots supporters have been encouraging Senate Republicans to keep their promises and pass a bill that fully repeals Obamacare and ensures the American people have more choices for health care at much lower costs. While we have serious concerns with the initial draft of the Senate health care bill, we believe the amendment proposed by Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee ...

ICYMI: House passes Kate’s Law, a bill that would ‘crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them’

Yesterday, the House passed legislation that would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and increase the penalties for deported immigrants who try to return to the U.S. The bill was named after Kate Steinle, a woman murdered two years ago in ‘sanctuary city’ San Francisco by an illegal immigrant who went through multiple deportations. Fox News has the story: He should not have been here, and she should not have died,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday, in a final push for Kate’s Law, an earlier version of which was blocked in the Senate last year. “Our job here is to make sure that those professionals have the tools that they ...

Tea Party Patriots Urge Senate to “Keep Its Foot on the Gas” to Repeal Obamacare

  Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, urging the Senate to keep moving forward on the Obamacare repeal bill. “The Senate needs to keep its foot on the gas and build on the momentum for an Obamacare repeal bill that conservatives can enthusiastically support.  That’s what Senate Republicans promised and voted for in past years, that’s what they were re-elected on in 2016, and that’s what they need to deliver now.  There’s no turning back on this, if Senate Republicans don’t repeal Obamacare their majority will be in jeopardy and the last thing they want is to ...