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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/11/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Friday, 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 returned on Tuesday night last week, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, they passed two Rules, then took up and passed H.R. 2213, the Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017, by a vote of 282-137, with 51 Democrats crossing ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/04/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Friday, 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. TWO WEEKS AGO ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Two weeks ago, on Monday, May 22, the House took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules – H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017, and H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children’s Safety Act of 2017. On Tuesday, May 23, the House took up and passed H.R. 2288, ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 5/21/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday, with the last vote scheduled to be no later than 3 PM. And then they’ll be gone for the Memorial Day recess, and won’t return until Tuesday, June 6. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30. They’ll stay in session through Thursday, at which point the Senate will embark on its Memorial Day recess. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act, by a vote of 271-143. The bill makes the killing of a state or local law ...

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. ...

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 Weekly Report from Washington for 5/22/16

CALENDAR: The House comes back into session on Monday, May 23, and will be in session through Thursday, with last votes expected no later than 3 PM. Then the House will take the following week off for the Memorial Day District Work Period, and return on Tuesday, June 7. The Senate will return to session on Monday, May 23, with the first vote at 5:30 on the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016, and will be in session through Friday, at which point the Senate will join the House for a one-week District Work Period, and return on Monday, June 6. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Monday, and took up 10 bills ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 5/01/16

CALENDAR: The House and Senate have both gone into recess. The Senate will return on Monday, May 9, while the House will return on Tuesday, May 10. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned last Monday, and immediately went to work on 19 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 4923, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, under Suspension of the Rules. MTB officially stands for “Miscellaneous Tariff Bill,” but House Republicans have unofficially renamed it “Manufacturing Tax Breaks.” The bill streamlines the process to allow manufacturing companies to cut costs on ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington 2/28/2016

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 2/28/16 CALENDAR: The House and Senate will return on Monday, February 29. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session last Monday, and took up 13 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Wednesday, they took up seven bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Thursday, they passed H.R. 3624, the Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act. That’s a bill that establishes a uniform standard for determining whether a defendant has been fraudulently joined to a lawsuit in order to defeat federal diversity jurisdiction. The bill passed by a vote of 229-189-15. On Friday, the House ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington 2/22/2016

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 2/21/16   CALENDAR:  The House will return on Tuesday, February 23, and the Senate will return on Monday, February 22. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will come back on Tuesday, with the first votes expected at 6:30 PM. They’ll begin Tuesday with votes on five bills on the Suspension Calendar. Then, on Wednesday, they’ll be back with another eight bills on the Suspension Calendar. Votes may be held over into Thursday, but there are no votes scheduled on the floor calendar right now. On Friday, the House will consider two non-controversial bills. THIS ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/10/16

CALENDAR: The House returns Monday, and will stay in session through Wednesday. Then House Republicans will travel to Baltimore for their annual retreat, where, if all goes as planned, they’ll hear from Jordan’s King Abdullah as their keynote speaker on Wednesday night. The Senate will come back into session on Monday to vote on a judicial nominee, then will stay in session until Wednesday, at which point Senate Republicans will join their House counterparts in Baltimore. The President will give his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening at 9 PM. Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina will give the official Republican ...