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California lawmakers pushing waiver application that would allow illegal immigrants to purchase Obamacare

State lawmakers in California are scrambling to get approval on a waiver that would permit illegal immigrants in California to purchase Obamacare health insurance. The Washington Times has the story: California first made its request, known as a “1332 waiver,” earlier this year. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent the application back as incomplete in mid-November. [Democrat State Sen. Ricardo] Lara said they resubmitted their proposal last week and are hoping for a final expedited review before Mr. Trump, who has taken a harder stance on illegal immigrants, takes office. Authored by Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, ...

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.

HHS Secretary Nominee Rep. Price says he wants ‘healthcare system that recognizes the needs of all’

Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) during a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee says if and when Obamacare is repealed, he will work to pave the way for a health-insurance system that doesn’t leave anyone behind – whether Democrat or Republican. The Daily Signal has the details: “The last thing we want to do is go from a Democratic health care system to a Republican health care system,” Price said early on. “We want to go to an American health care system that recognizes the needs of all.” On Tuesday, four days after Trump is sworn in, Price will go before the ...

Youth organization: So-called youth-misery index increased 36 percent under President Obama

Young America’s Foundation, a conservative nonprofit dedicated to educating young people about American civic engagement, says its Youth Misery Index – calculated using youth-unemployment, student-loan and national-debt-per-capita numbers – increased 36 percent during President Obama’s tenure. Young America’s Foundation has the full report: Young Americans, a generation that provided critical support to the President in 2008 and 2012, have slogged through the last eight years and will be chained to its impact on their futures for years to come. The youth unemployment rate is almost 15 percent and the average student in the class of ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/15/17

CALENDAR: The House is out of session this week. The House will return on Monday, January 23, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The Senate will return on Tuesday, January 17, with the first vote of the day to be held at approximately 4:45 PM. The Senate will stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Monday, and began its week by taking up and passing under Suspension of the Rules H.R. 315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, by a vote of 405-28. Then the House took up and passed H.R. 304, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act, by a vote of 404-29. On Tuesday, ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: EPA ‘overregulation’ biggest ‘drag’ on economy – Pruitt will fix that

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest opinion column published Thursday says the Environmental Protection Agency will have a more significant impact on individual Americans’ economic prospects than will our Treasury Secretary – and EPA Administrator Nominee Scott Pruitt is the man for the job, as he will balance environmental and economic interests. The Washington Times has the commentary: As Oklahoma Attorney General, he negotiated a water rights settlement with Indian tribes that preserved the ecosystems of scenic lakes and rivers. He also worked hand-in-hand with the Democrat Attorney General in Arkansas to reduce ...

OUTRAGEOUS: Pelosi says ‘grandma’ will wind up ‘living in the guest room’ if Obamacare defunded

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in yet another example of how out-of-touch she is with everyday Americans predicted Wednesday grandmothers – God, forbid! – will end up living with their children if Obamacare is stripped of its funding. “If you’re a senior, you know Medicaid, almost half of Medicaid, is about long-term healthcare. You want grandma living in the guest room, you repeal the Affordable Care Act. If you go along with – this is part of an initiative that is part of the Ryan budget that says we’re going to voucherize…” she says. And maybe Rep. Pelosi, known for once donning a $400-plus Hermes scarf ...