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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.

GOP ‘Skinny’ Obamacare repeal fails to keep long-standing promise of full repeal

After seven GOP Senators betrayed their constituents and voted against ‘clean’ repeal of Obamacare this week, reports indicate the GOP leadership is considering what they are calling  ‘skinny’ repeal of Obamacare. A ‘skinny’ repeal would strip some mandates requiring people to have health insurance while keeping many other provisions of Obamacare provisions intact. The Washington Examiner has the story: That combination of factors will likely make it even harder for Republicans to settle on a "skinny" repeal bill. Under that plan, Republicans would eliminate Obamacare's insurance mandates and would repeal the medical device tax. ...

Congress moves to fund President Trump’s border wall

Congressional Republicans are planning to provide funding to help President Trump uphold his campaign promise to build a wall on our southern border. Congress will vote on allocating $1.6B for the project while Democrats are promising to shut the government down to stop President Trump’s attempts to secure our borders and enhance our national security. The Washington Examiner has the details: The funding will be included in a group of fiscal 2018 spending bills, combined into one measure, that House lawmakers will vote on before leaving for the August recess. The money would fund "physical barrier construction along the southern border, ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 7/24/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday. And then the House will leave for its August recess, not to return until Tuesday, September 5. 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 Monday and immediately took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, they considered and passed another bill under Suspension of the Rules. Then they took up and passed H.R. 806, the Ozone Standa...

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