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Conservative leaders have signed memo outlining ‘wish list’ for Senate healthcare bill

Conservatives on the Conservative Action Project this week outlined what they want the healthcare bill to look like in order to gain Republican support on the Senate bill that has stirred up controversy this summer. Their memo states that, in order to garner their support, the bill must address four principles: consumer choice, Medicaid flexibility, market reforms and reining in long-term Medicaid growth. The Washington Examiner reports: "As the Senate considers new options to replace Obamacare, it is critical that any bill includes solutions that give consumers more choice, create real flexibility for Medicaid, bring more free market principles ...

Government shutdown is likely to happen without border wall funding included in spending bill

Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says there may be a government shutdown if money for President Trump's border wall isn't included in an approved spending bill. The Hill reports:  Meadows said Trump could veto a funding bill if the House passed it without wall funding. Current government funding runs out in September, and the government would face a shutdown if Trump doesn't sign a bill passed by Congress by Oct. 1. “My conversations with the president have led me to believe that there is nothing less than a full and total commitment on his part to only sign into law a funding bill that actually allows for us to start ...

Conservatives Slam Governor Christie For Threatening Government Shutdown

Joint statement by Jenny Beth Martin, President & Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, Colin Hanna, President of Let Freedom Ring USA, Inc., and Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, in response to Governor Christie’s government shutdown threat  “Governor Christie’s healthcare cash grab is a political vendetta. Now he’s threatening to shut down the government, punish Garden State taxpayers and take away people’s healthcare, all because of a political vendetta. As the Wall Street Journal rightly put it, ‘Mr. Christie’s raid is a tax and regulatory mugging masked as public charity.’” ###

Rep. Kevin Brady: Ways and Means Committee ‘laser focused’ on passing Trump’s tax-cut blueprint

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) Tuesday says committee members are intent – even ‘laser focused’ – on enacting by the end of the year President Donald J. Trump’s proposed tax cuts, which include slashing personal income-tax rates and the corporate tax. The Washington Times has the story: House leaders have said they want to pass a tax package in 2017, and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady said Tuesday they’re “laser focused” on getting it done this year. “The Trump team feels the same way, and the Senate as well,” Mr. Brady said on Fox News. Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Trump’s budget proposal puts taxpayers first

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column says President Donald J. Trump’s proposed budget plan puts American taxpayers ahead of government bureaucrats who fund programs by signing away our children’s future. The Washington Times has the commentary: Under the current system – as practiced by both parties over the last several decades – the federal government sees citizens not as taxpayers, but as members of groups, groups that can be bought off with government benefits. Democrats prefer spending programs, Republicans prefer targeted tax incentives. Under this system, the government doesn’t think of the national ...

VA trying to muscle out whistleblower

A Department of Veterans Affairs office in Memphis, Tennessee is trying to kick out a whistleblower who reported the office is welcoming back an employee who served time for drunken driving. The Daily Caller has the details: Management at the medical center sent whistleblower Sean Higgins a letter on May 15 in an attempt to remove him from the facility for a third time, according to a document obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. He was fired once in 2008 and regained his job after successfully arguing discrimination. The second attempt came in August 2014, but a Merit Systems Protection Board reversed the VA’s action, giving him his ...

Here is a brilliant tribute to our military men and women this Memorial Day

Volunteers at the University of Phoenix this week in honor of Memorial Day created a stunning tribute to our military servicemen and women past and present, reports Fox 10. The display – made up of 50,000 American flags – pays homage to active-duty military personnel; veterans; and their families, according to the Fox 10 report. Not a day goes by where we don’t reap the rewards of the sacrifices made by so many brave men and women. May we never forget the price of freedom. WATCH:

President Trump’s Budget Puts American Taxpayers First

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the White House releasing the President’s 2018 budget. “Tea Party activists and grassroots conservatives appreciate that President Donald Trump and his administration are taking to heart their promise to ‘Drain the Swamp’ by constructing a budget based on the needs and expectations of the American taxpayer and not the impulses of bureaucrats and special interests in Washington, DC. It is not a perfect budget – if passed, it would balance in 10 years rather than five years, as advocated by Tea Party Patriots – ...

Aetna to get out of Obamacare

One of the nation’s largest health insurers this week announced it is soon withdrawing itself entirely from Obamacare – a move Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says is more proof former President Barack Obama’s signature health-insurance law is a disaster. Fox Business has the details: “Aetna’s decision to completely withdraw from the ObamaCare exchanges adds to the mountain of evidence that ObamaCare has failed the American people. Repealing and replacing it with patient-centered solutions that stabilize the marketplace to bring down costs and increase choices is the only solution,” Price said late Wednesday. The ...

Rep. Lamar Smith demanding DOJ prosecute Hillary Clinton’s private server team over stonewalling

Lawmakers are crying "Foul!" — and rightfully so — over the internet company Hillary Clinton hired to run her private, off-the-books email server, as the company has been giving congressional investigators the runaround for more than a year — something prompting leading lawmakers to take the case to President Trump's Justice Department for prosecution. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, has asked the DOJ to prosecute Platte River Networks CEO Treve Suazo for obstructing a congressional investigation into his company’s role in provid...