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Bill of Rights Week: Second Amendment


Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/12/16

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/12/16 CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, June 7, and remain in session through Friday, June 10. The Senate will return on Monday, June 6, and stay in session through Friday, June 10. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR. The House was in recess last week. But the week before they left for the Memorial Day recess – excuse me, “District Work Period” – was chock full of fireworks, even though the House only voted on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday of that week. The House came back to work on Monday, May 23, and moved to take up no fewer than 30 bills on the Suspens...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/5/16

  CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, June 7, and remain in session through Friday, June 10. The Senate will return on Monday, June 6, and stay in session through Friday, June 10. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. But the week before they left for the Memorial Day recess – excuse me, “District Work Period” – was chock full of fireworks, even though the House only voted on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday of that week. The House came back to work on Monday, May 23, and moved to take up no fewer than 30 bills on the Suspension Calendar. Though most of them were the standard fare ...

Photo Of Teary-Eyed Haitian Immigrant Graduating From West Point Goes Viral For All The Right Reasons

Army Second Lieutenant Alix Schoelcher Idrache awoke Tuesday to find an image of him during his West Point graduation Saturday making the rounds on social media after the photo, taken by Army Staff Sergeant photographer Vito T. Bryant, was posted to the U.S. Military Academy Facebook page early Tuesday morning. Carbonated.TV has the scoop: “I woke up this morning and found my face all over Facebook and with it myriad of amazing comments about my accomplishments,” Idrache wrote Tuesday on Facebook. “I am humbled and shocked at the same time. Thank you for giving me a shot at the American Dream and may God bless America, the greatest country ...

25 things the Bill of Rights says the government cannot do

In 1791, Virginia ratified the Bill of Rights, making the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution the law of the land. Let's review... Amendment I The government cannot make you believe in a religion. The government cannot keep you from practicing any religion you choose. The government cannot keep you from saying what you wish. The government cannot stop you from writing what you want. The government cannot stop you from publishing what you want. The government cannot keep you from joining together peacefully with others to express your views. The government cannot prevent you from complaining about what government or others ...

Senator: ‘Sanctuary city policies impose a very real cost’

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) Wednesday on the Senate floor introduced an amendment that would discipline local officials that don’t collaborate with federal immigration officials when it comes to sharing information about illegal immigrants – an enforcement breakdown that for good reason has many Americans bemoaning our failed immigration system. The Morning Call has the details: The amendment that Toomey introduced Wednesday would strip federal community development money from cities or counties that do not detain prisoners suspected of being in the country illegally or that decline to share information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforce...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 5/01/16

CALENDAR: The House and Senate have both gone into recess. The Senate will return on Monday, May 9, while the House will return on Tuesday, May 10. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned last Monday, and immediately went to work on 19 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 4923, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, under Suspension of the Rules. MTB officially stands for “Miscellaneous Tariff Bill,” but House Republicans have unofficially renamed it “Manufacturing Tax Breaks.” The bill streamlines the process to allow manufacturing companies to cut costs on ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 4/10/16

  CALENDAR: The House will come back into session on Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. The Senate will come back into session on Monday, and stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: They were in recess last week.  THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return on Tuesday, with first votes scheduled at 6:30 PM. The House will take up four bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House will take up another six bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Thursday, the House will take up two bills that would make changes to the financial services industry – H.R. 3791, to ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/20/16

  CALENDAR: The House returns Monday, and will be in session through Wednesday. Then they’ll break for the Easter recess, and will not return until Tuesday, April 12. The Senate is now in recess for the Easter break, and won’t come back into session until Monday, April 4. I apologize for my error last week, when I said the Senate wouldn’t be coming back until April 12.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House began its week Monday, taking up 14 bills on the Suspension Calendar. We discussed two of these bills briefly last week – H. Con. Res. 121, expressing the sense of Congress “condemning the gross ...

State Department upgrades more private Clinton emails to ‘secret,’ ‘confidential’

State Department officials under a judge’s orders Saturday published more than 550 of Hillary Clinton’s private emails, classifying dozens of them as ‘secret’ and ‘confidential.’ The Washington Examiner has the details: Most of the 84 emails were upgraded to "confidential," the lowest level of classification. A handful were upgraded to "secret." None were designated "top secret," though the State Department upgraded as many as 29 emails to "top secret" when they missed a court-ordered deadline at the end of January. The intelligence community inspector general has argued many of the now-classified emails were considered classified ...