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FBI Director Comey: Clinton, colleagues ‘careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information’

FBI Director James Comey Tuesday announced the bureau will not recommend criminal charges be leveled at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for transmitting state secrets via an unsecured, personal email server but did say that Ms. Clinton was "careless," sending 110 emails then-considered classified. “Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” Mr. Comey says in his prepared statement. Director Comey’s ...

Representative Royce (R, Ca) and colleagues are trying to say NO TO BONUSES FOR FREDDIE AND FANNIE EXECS, but could use some help.

Representative Edward Royce (40th Congressional District) expressed his outrage at bonuses for Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mac’s management, after both organizations appealed for billions from the government to cover operating losses. Incensed at this (effectively) taxpayer financed bonus program, he co-sponsored legislation that will prohibit these bonuses being paid. On November 4th, Rep. Royce, a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, said the following,”It appears the era of heads we win, tails the taxpayers lose isn’t over at Fannie and Freddie. At a time when all Americans are tightening their belts, it is disturbing that these ...

Tell these senators to send some love to Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

Members of the Senate, former clerks, friends and colleagues of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch are rallying around the judge as he gears up for his confirmation hearings. But some aren’t sending the nominee their love like they should be, including Democrat Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin; Democrat Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey; Democrat Florida Sen. Bill Nelson; Democrat Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly; North Dakota Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp; Montana Democrat Sen. Jon Tester; and Democrat Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill. “Judge Gorsuch has a distinguished record that demonstrates he will be fair to all Americans, no matter their background or ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/8/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with no votes to be held before 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30 PM. The Senate will stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Tuesday, the House met at noon for the first session of the 115th Congress. Speaker Paul Ryan was elected for his first full term in office, with only one Republican – Thomas Massie of KY – casting a vote for someone else, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster of FL. Interestingly, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lost more votes among her House Democrat colleagues – ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Principled and persuasive, Sessions is the perfect attorney general nominee

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in a recent column says Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has shown he is willing to put appearances aside and dig into the specifics of proposed policy and consider potential ramifications and whether the policy jives with the liberties enshrined in our Constitution. The Washington Times has the commentary: I have had the distinct honor of working alongside Sen. Sessions on several key legislative battles over the last five years, and I have always been impressed with his willingness to roll up his sleeves and do the hard work of fighting for conservative principles. In 2013, when ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 12/11/16

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both done, and the 114th Congress is in the history books. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  The House returned for action on Monday, and moved to take up 27 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, there were 21 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Wednesday, there were 16 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, leaders of the House Freedom Caucus decided to try one last effort to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. About ten days earlier, according to various reports, Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan had reached out to Speaker Ryan and offered an olive branch, in the form of an offer ...

Utah representative calls on U.S. House to stop HHS from dipping into special taxpayer fund to bail out health insurers

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) is asking his colleagues in the House of Representatives to join him in filing a suit to make sure those at the Department of Health and Human Services don’t use a special legal-claims fund to bail out health-insurance companies who allegedly suffered losses because of Obamacare. The Washington Free Beacon has the story: Stewart wrote in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) that the agency’s intention to settle with insurers by paying them from the a government fund used to make legal payments is a “brazen effort” to violate a section of the law that prohibits Congress from using appropriated funds to make ...

Sen. Cruz: Foreign nations void of free-speech protections have no place regulating U.S. internet use

  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a Facebook post Tuesday invoked former President Reagan as he urged “colleagues on both sides of the aisle” to defend the internet against President Obama’s plans to cede control of it on Oct. 1 to an international organization that would inevitably leave the internet more vulnerable to censorship and taxation. “I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to come together to ensure that we protect freedom of the #Internet for generations to come,” says Sen. Cruz. The senator, who is chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, gathered half a ...

Rep. Jason Chaffetz issues subpoena to FBI official during dramatic hearing


Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/11/16