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News Briefing for Thursday, February 26

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Cruz, Sessions, Lee & Tea Party Patriots Wade In Against McConnell DHS Funding Betrayal “…To further complicate matters for McConnell the grassroots army of the Tea Party Patriots yesterday released a call to action saying: Throughout the election cycle Republicans vowed to do everything they could to stop the President's overreach. Now, the Republicans in the Senate under Majority Leader McConnell's guidance are playing games. Today we have learned that Sen. McConnell's plan is to bring a bill to the Senate floor that would fully fund the Department of Homeland Security without defunding executive amnesty! Congress ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Obama administration plans appeal (Quote by Jenny Beth) “…But it remains to be seen if the decision will provide a way out of a Homeland Security budget impasse that comes to a head on Feb. 27. While the court order remains under review, hard liners on illegal immigration have been pressuring congressional Republicans to permanently pull the funding from an executive order they see as illegal amnesty. Many see Hanen's order not as an exit ramp, but as a vise grip to exact concessions from Democrats. "We're hopeful this will be a wake-up call to Senate Democrats," said Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin. GOP ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, December 30, 2014

HEALTHCARE: ObamaCare fines rising in 2015, IRS prepares to collect “Don't have health insurance? Get ready to pay up.  The ObamaCare-mandated fines for not having insurance are rising in 2015 -- and for the first time, will be collected by the Internal Revenue Service. The individual requirement to buy health insurance went into effect earlier this year. But this coming tax season is the first time all taxpayers will have to report to the IRS whether they had health insurance for the prior year.  The fines for the 2014 year were relatively modest -- $95 per person or 1 percent of household income (above the threshold for filing taxes), ...

News Briefing Friday, November 21, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Enrollment count in federal health care law padded, House panel says “The Obama administration recently inflated Affordable Care Act enrollment statistics by as many as 400,000 people by including stand-alone dental plans in its official count, according to an Oversight House committee investigation. The administration in September said 7.3 million people at the time were enrolled in health plans through the federal health care law's insurance marketplaces. The House investigation, first reported by Bloomberg, found that this number also counted people enrolled in just dental coverage, a change from how previous enrollment figures ...

News Briefing for Monday, November 10, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare Architect: Lack of Transparency Was Key Because ‘Stupidity Of The American Voter’ Would Have Killed Obamacare “Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said that lack of transparency was a major part of getting Obamacare passed because “the stupidity of the American voter” would have killed the law if more people knew what was in it. Gruber, the MIT professor who served as a technical consultant to the Obama administration during Obamacare’s design, also made clear during a panel quietly captured on video that the individual mandate, which was only upheld by the Supreme Court because it was a tax, was not actually a ...

Conservatives to GOP: Americans Expect Republicans in Congress to Fight for the Conservative Agenda

Election 2014: A Conservative Victory November 5, 2014 Washington, D.C. The American people sent an unmistakable message to Washington: Voters expect Republicans in Congress to listen and fight for the conservative agenda they ran on. - Every single newly elected Republican Senator ran on the full repeal of Obamacare. In most competitive races it was the top issue. Over 40,000 ads against Obamacare were run on behalf of winning candidates. The Republican House and Senate must now keep those campaign promises and use reconciliation to send a bill repealing Obamacare to the President. - All but one of the newly elected Republican Senators ...

News Briefing for Thursday, October 9, 2014

HEALTHCARE: More than a dozen states plan to cancel health care policies not in compliance with ObamaCare “More than a dozen states plan to cancel health care policies not in compliance with ObamaCare in the coming weeks, affecting thousands of people just before the midterm elections. "It looks like several hundred thousand people across the country will receive notices in the coming days and weeks," said Jim Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. The policies are being canceled because states that initially granted a reprieve at the request of President Obama are no longer willing to do so. In coming weeks, 13 states and the ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, October 7, 2014

HEALTHCARE: In Some States, a Cost Crunch Over Expanded Health Benefits “President Barack Obama promised that his Affordable Care Act would work to reduce health costs. But a recent Kaiser Health News article outlined one way in which the law–and the way the administration and states have implemented it–is helping to increase costs. The issue surrounds benefit mandates at the state level, which require insurers offering policies in that state to cover a particular type of treatment, provider, or service. While many of these mandates may sound appealing, they incrementally raise the cost of insurance–for procedures that some people might ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, September 23

HEALTHCARE: Vitter: Obama Admin ‘Bending Over Backwards To Give Obamacare To Illegal Immigrants’ “The Obama administration is “bending over backwards to give Obamacare to illegal immigrants,” Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter charged on Monday. Sen. Vitter wrote to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Marilyn Tavenner on Monday with a hard line of questioning about the agency’s months-late effort to verify Obamacare sign-ups’ citizenship and immigration status. “The Obama Administration is bending over backwards to give Obamacare to illegal immigrants — but won’t protect hard working American citizens ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 9/21/14

House/Senate Action: Week of 9/15/14-9/21/14 The House and Senate are both in recess, and have no plans to return to Washington until after the November elections.   OBAMACARE: On Monday, the CBO released new projections for ObamaCare-related spending over the next decade. According to the study, payments for taxpayer subsidies flowing to citizens who get subsidies to buy the insurance off the exchanges will grow by eight-fold over the next ten years, growing from $17 billion in FY2014 to $137 billion in FY2024. Moreover, federal spending on Medicaid will double during the same time frame, growing from $265 billion in FY2013 (the ...