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Republican senator calling on Speaker Ryan to take up tax reform in 2016

Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley (R-Iowa), a member and former chair of the Senate finance committee, is lobbying for a simpler, flatter tax code and hopes reform will come as early as this year with help from now-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Iowa Public Radio has more info: "If we were going to have a simple reform, we would have one tax rate, with an exemption for low and middle income people," he says. One figure for that cut-off, which he says is often used, is $36,000, after which workers would be subject to a flat tax. Grassley says although it would lower the tax rate for many people, ultimately the government would collect more ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 10/25/15

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, October 26, with the first votes set for 6:30 PM. The House is currently scheduled to stay in session through Thursday, October 29, with last votes expected no later than 3 PM, but may stay later if legislative priorities demand it. The Senate will return on Monday, October 26. The Senate will stay in session through Friday, October 30. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Tuesday of last week, and started its week by taking up six bills under Suspension. The fun one – which, sadly, will likely never see the light of day in the Senate – was H.R. 1315, offered by Rep. Luke ...

You Won’t Believe What Happened in GOP Conference Last Night

As you've probably heard from media reports by now, last night Rep. Paul Ryan gave a speech to his colleagues in the Republican Conference meeting that he would accept the job of Speaker of the House as long as he could be a unifying force AND as long as the 3 major factions in the House got behind him. Oh, and there's one other thing. He wants the Republican Conference to change the rules of the House to remove the power of Members to issue a motion to vacate the chair - which you'll recall is the mechanism that Mark Meadows of North Carolina used to ultimately force John Boehner to step down. So Paul Ryan wants to be Speaker as long as he can ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 09/20/15

CALENDAR: The House is out of session Monday through Wednesday, then will return Thursday for a Joint Meeting of Congress to receive Pope Francis. Then they will stay in session through Friday. The Senate will return on Monday, with no votes scheduled until Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House had a short week last week – they were out for Rosh Hashanah on Monday and Tuesday, and didn’t come back into session until Wednesday. That day was spent on bills brought up under Suspension of the Rules. Ten of them passed by voice vote, and two of them passed by roll call votes with more than ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 09/13/15

CALENDAR: The House is out of session for Rosh Hashanah, and will return on Wednesday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. Then they will stay in session through Friday. The Senate will return on Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Tuesday. They took up five bills on the Suspension Calendar. Four of them passed by voice vote, and the fifth passed by a vote of 388-2, with 43 “No Votes.” On Wednesday, the House was scheduled to take up H.J.Res. 64, offered by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce of CA, disapproving of the Iran nuclear ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 08/23/15

CALENDAR:  The House and Senate are both out of town for their August district work period, and will stand in recess until Tuesday, September 8.   CLINTON EMAILS:  So much has happened on the Clinton email front over the last two weeks it’s hard to know where to start. So let me just tell you where we are now: Hillary’s email server has been turned over to the FBI. The FBI has also taken possession of the thumb drive held by Clinton lawyer David Kendall, the thumb drive that contains copies of all the emails she forwarded to the State Department – hundreds of which, it now appears, contained classified information, ...

Sanctuary City Policies Causing Law Enforcement “Breakdown”

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is demanding immigration and criminal background information on the illegal immigrant that allegedly raped and murdered a woman in Santa Maria, California. The Iowa Republican reports: WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is seeking details on the immigration and criminal background of an alleged murderer and why he was never deported following prior arrests or convictions. Just five days after being released from custody following a firearm-related conviction, Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez allegedly raped, tortured and murdered Marilyn Pharis in Santa Maria, ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 08/09/15

CALENDAR:  The House and Senate are both on their August district work period, and will stand in recess until Tuesday, September 8. LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR: The Senate came back into session at 2 PM Monday. They began by considering the Motion To Proceed to S. 1881, prohibiting Federal funding of Planned Parenthood. The motion failed, by a vote of 53-46. Sen. McConnell flipped his vote at the end to the “Nay” side so he can bring up the bill again at a later date if he so desires. Then the Senate moved to take up S. 754, the Cybersecurity bill. This bill was reported out by the Intelligence Committee by a vote of 14-1, so it ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 07/25/2015

  CALENDAR:  The House will come back into session on Monday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session until Thursday, with the last votes expected no later than 3 PM. The Senate came back into session today at 3 PM to take up consideration of the highway bill. They met for about three hours, then broke until tomorrow afternoon. They’ll stay in session through Friday.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  The House began its week Tuesday, with three bills on the Suspension Calendar. Two passed with heavy majorities in roll call votes, and one passed by voice vote. On Wednesday, the ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 06/14/15

  CALENDAR:   The House will come back on Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The current schedule says they will stay in until Thursday, when the last vote will take place no later than 3 PM.   The Senate will come back Monday at 5:30 PM, at which time they’ll vote on two non-controversial nominees. They’ll stay in until Friday.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:   The House began its voting week on Tuesday with a series of non-controversial bills brought up under Suspension of the Rules. The first four passed by voice vote, including H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom ...