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Speaker Ryan: Anthem Obamacare withdrawal in Wisc., Indiana forcing people to ‘scramble’ to find new plans, doctors

Anthem announced yesterday that it would be leaving the Obamacare exchanges for Indiana and Wisconsin in 2018. The health insurance plan provider will still provide plans off the exchange for a select few counties in both states; however, purchasers will not be able to use tax subsidies for their coverages. The Washington Examiner has the full story: Anthem said in a statement it made its decision because "the individual market remains volatile." It blamed uncertainty ahead over whether it would receive insurance payments from the federal government, as well as whether the government would enforce the Obamacare law that requires people to have ...

CBO estimates budget deficit will decline 4.6 percent compared to last year

The 2017 U.S. budget deficit – if it remains unchanged through Sept. 30 – will decrease compared to the 2016 budget deficit, according to a recent Associated Press report. CNBC has the details: The Congressional Budget Office has projected that the deficit for the full budget year, which ends on Sept. 30, will decline 4.6 percent to $559 billion. That would compare to a 2016 deficit of $585.6 billion. The CBO's deficit estimate is based on current law remaining unchanged. President Donald Trump has called for a program of tax cuts for individuals and businesses, and increased government spending in such areas as the military and repairing ...

Tea Party Patriots: Partisan Witch Hunt Distracting from People’s Agenda

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. “Tea Party Patriots and our network of activists across the country have had the pleasure of working with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the years on a number of issues and know him to be a man of the highest integrity. He has served his country in uniform, as U.S. Attorney, as Alabama Attorney General, in the United States Senate and now as head of the Department of Justice. Once again, we see no evidence of anything except the ...

JOIN US: Wear red Wednesday to wish President Trump many happy returns!

Tea Party Patriots staff and grassroots activists from across the nation Wednesday will show their pride in the red, white and blue and in their commander in chief, President Donald J. Trump, by wearing read for the business mogul’s 71st birthday. Will you join us in wearing red to show support for the president and his blueprint for a freer, safer and more prosperous America? “The media, the intolerant left and the Washington establishment are doing everything they can to undermine the president and the agenda that the American people voted for. In a show of solidarity, let’s stand up to support the president on his birthday,” reads ...

President Trump: VA health-records modernization ‘one of the biggest wins for our veterans’

President Donald J. Trump heralded Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s announcement Monday the VA is revamping its health-records system calling the change “one of the biggest wins for our veterans in decades.” The Washington Examiner has the story: "Of course there's still much work to do, but for today's action shows that determined leadership and what it can accomplish — great, great reform," Trump said. VA Secretary David Shulkin announced Monday morning that the VA would be adopting the same electronic health records system as the Department of Defense, a move that follows calls for the VA to modernize its IT ...

Tea Party Patriots Thank President Trump for Keeping His Promise to Withdraw from Paris Accord

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to President Trump's announcement the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Accord. “Tea Party Patriots thanks President Donald Trump for continuing to keep the promises he made during the campaign by announcing the United States will withdraw from the Paris Accord, which is a drag on our economy and a bad deal for American workers. Once again, President Trump has continued to keep his word to the American people both on specific initiatives like the Paris Accord and his broader promise to put our citizens and America ...

Patriots nationwide respond to USAA, Hannity controversy

Dozens of patriots from around the country contacted us to express disappointment over USSAA’s decision to pull ad dollars from Fox News’ “Hannity” – a program that, according to the Associated Press, this year has an average viewership of 2.67 million – a move the financial-services company reversed after the public outcry. Veteran and USAA member John Chaffee expressed his displeasure in an email to us saying, “I wrote USAA and advised them that since they had cancelled their advertising on his show, I was cancelling and I had already cut up, my card.” USAA initially pulled its ad dollars from “Hannity” allegedly because ...

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VA wants to meet with whistleblowers, help protect against retaliation

Authorities at the Department of Veterans Affairs, in an effort to protect those who speak up about potential corruption, have requested a meeting with two whistleblowers to discuss blowback the men faced as a result of sounding the alarm on the department. The Daily Signal has the details: Whistleblowers Kuauhtemoc Rodriguez from the Phoenix VA and Sean Higgins from the Memphis VA have been contacted by the Central Whistleblower Office for a conference call meeting Friday, which comes just over a week after President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating a new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the VA, The Daily ...

Tea Party Patriots: We Are Confident Scott Garrett Will Address Crony Capitalism Concerns at Ex-Im Bank

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, praising the White House’s choice of former Rep. Scott Garrett to be the next head of the Ex-Im Bank. “Scott Garrett served in Congress as a strong constitutional conservative for more than a decade. He was one of the first to raise concerns about crony capitalism at the Export-Import Bank. We are confident that he will address those concerns in his new capacity. America’s taxpayers and businesses will be better off with him at the helm of the bank to ensure it fulfills its mission properly.” Link: http://www.teapartyp...