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Coalition asking lawmakers to implement special budget that would cap, track costly federal regulations

Numerous free-market groups together are leading the charge to urge Congress to include in its 2017 budget a special regulatory budget that would cap, track and disclose pricey federal regulatory laws. The Washington Times has the details: Big government is getting big criticism. A coalition of 15 free market groups say that stifling and potentially costly federal regulations can have an effect similar to tax increases, proposing that these regulations be capped, tracked and disclosed annually – just like federal spending. The group is now urging Congress to include a regulatory budget in its final budget for 2017, and they’ve got an example ...

Kansas lawmakers endeavoring to push back against so-called sanctuary city trend

Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that would set the state apart from the increasing number of states, cities and counties implementing so-called “sanctuary city” policies that prevent local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials. ABC News has the scoop: The Kansas bills would ban sanctuary cities and withdraw state funding from cities with sanctuary policies. State legislators said the measures would protect citizens from incidents like the July killing of San Francisco woman Kathryn Steinle. The man charged in her death is a Mexican living in the country illegally who was released from jail even though ...

Dunkin’ Brands CEO: ‘Lawmakers should be working to simplify the tax code’

Dunkin’ Brands CEO  Nigel Travis today went a step further after praising Congress for passing the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH), sponsored by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), which makes permanent tax extenders that left many small-business owners biting their nails till the eleventh hour – he urged lawmakers to keep the tax-reform momentum rolling. Read a portion of his column from The Hill: As the chairman and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, the franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, I applaud Congress and President Obama for the passage of these permanent extensions of key tax provisions and the long-term extens...

Journalist, lawmakers complain that Obama administration disregards U.S. open records law (The Oklahoman – Chris Casteel)

WASHINGTON — After two days of hearings about the American public’s primary tool for obtaining government documents, a key House member said Wednesday that he may propose tighter deadlines and fewer exceptions in the law... Continue here.

Survey: Majority of Americans oppose allowing illegal immigrants onto Obamacare exchanges

A recent Rasmussen Reports survey shows nearly 60 percent of Americans are not in favor of letting illegal immigrants purchase Obamacare Newsmax has the details: In favor: 29 percent. Not in favor: 59 percent. Undecided: 12 percent. According to a 2009 survey, 80 percent of voters opposed the government healthcare coverage for illegal immigrants. Democrats supported allowing illegal immigrants to buy health insurance in their state through one of the new exchanges by a 48-39 percent count. Meanwhile, 83 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of unaffiliated voters opposed the proposal. Most voters still oppose Obamacare's requirement ...

House Judiciary Committee set to grill IRS commissioner over targeting scandal

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is scheduled to be in the hot seat Wednesday during a 10 a.m. House Judiciary Committee meeting – the third in a series of hearings to probe the Obama appointee about his role in covering up the systematic agency targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. “Commissioner Koskinen will be the sole witness before the committee. The House Judiciary Committee previously invited Commissioner Koskinen to testify in May regarding the allegations of misconduct but he declined to participate at that time,” reads a statement posted to the judiciary committee website. Commissioner Koskinen did not comply with a ...

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, ...

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