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Understanding the Tax Credits in the American Health Care Act


Understanding Medicaid Expansion


Washington Examiner: Most illegal immigrants in U.S. are from Mexico

Illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America comprise the majority of illegal immigrants in the U.S., according to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute. The Washington Examiner has the story: The new report said that no other region came close to Latin America for delivering illegal immigrants into the U.S. "Mexico and Central America accounted for most unauthorized immigrants in the United States as of 2010-14, with MPI estimating their totals at about 7.9 million (71 percent of the overall unauthorized population). About 1.5 million (13 percent) were from Asia; 673,000 (6 percent) from South America; 432,000 (4 percent) from ...

Senate confirms Dr. Ben Carson as next HUD secretary

Retired neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson garnered bipartisan support Thursday as half a dozen senators crossed party line to help Republicans confirm him as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. USA Today has the details: Carson has never held public office and has no housing policy experience. But Republicans have praised the life story of a man who grew up in inner-city Detroit with a single mother who had a third-grade education. When his nomination cleared the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in January, Democrats said Carson would not have been their choice, but they welcomed his ...

Rep. Mark Meadows: ‘Every tax, every mandate, every regulation of #Obamacare needs to go’

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says nothing short of a full repeal of former President Obama’s signature health-insurance law is acceptable, rallying around similar statements made by colleagues in the Senate. “I support my friends @RandPaul, @SenMikeLee, and @tedcruz. Every tax, every mandate, every regulation of #Obamacare needs to go,” Rep. Meadows tweeted Monday night. Rep. Meadows has been an outspoken opponent of Obamacare, asking members of Congress to – at the very least – take to the floor repeal legislation President Obama vetoed in 2016. “Health care will be better and more affordable once Obamacare ...

Call or Fax your elected officials

Today is Melt the Wires Wednesday, and we need to all make a few calls to our elected officials. You may also want to check out these fax services to fax your Senators and Representative; left wing activists are certainly making use of faxes and sending tens of thousands of them to Republican members of Congress. FaxZero eFax HelloFax FaxCongress These left wing activists have been calling their elected officials since almost the day after the election, trying to stop President Trump’s agenda before he even got started. They’ve tried to derail all of President Trump’s cabinet nominees, hoping to make “the phones ring off the ...

Texas sheriff at expense of constituent safety narrows list of reasons to honor ICE detainer

The Lone Star State’s Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez trimmed the list of criminal offenses Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials give as justification to detain illegal immigrants, instructing her deputies to honor only a handful of the listed offenses and thereby excluding from detention an illegal immigrant accused of sexually abusing a young girl. The Daily Signal has the details: The sheriff’s new policy stipulated that only four exempted crimes—murder, capital murder, aggravated sexual assault, and human trafficking—would be grounds for her department to honor an ICE detainer. Unfortunately for the alleged victim of ...

Trump: ‘Lowering the overall tax burden on American businesses’ is ‘coming along very well’

President Donald J. Trump this week said there is a tax-reform plan in the works that aims to alleviate some of the weight pressing on American businessmen and women. The Washington Examiner has the details: "Lowering the overall tax burden on American businesses big-league, that's coming along very well. We're way ahead of schedule, I believe," Trump said in a meeting with airline industry executives Thursday morning at the White House. "And we're going to be announcing something, I would say, over the next two or three weeks that will be phenomenal, in terms of tax," the president said… Congressional Republicans have declined to set a ...

Senate Finance Committee Chairman: ‘All of the Obamacare taxes need to go’

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is putting his foot down: The taxes that come with Obamacare are on the chopping block and must be included in the repeal of the law – something that is not negotiable. The Hill has the details: “We need to definitively answer the question about what to do with the ObamaCare taxes,” Hatch said in a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. “Some have argued that we should keep all or some of them in place and use them to pay for our eventual replacement package.” But Hatch rejected that idea. “My view is this: After spending seven years talking about the harm being ...

Neil Gorsuch Will Protect Our Constitution as Our Next Supreme Court Justice

“Our network of grassroots activists will work very hard to ensure the Senate quickly moves to confirm Judge Gorsuch.” Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be our next Supreme Court Justice. Tea Party Patriots plan to hold 1,000 house parties in 100 days to organize grassroots activists in support of Judge Gorsuch’s nomination and will provide a toolkit instructing them how to get involved using tactics like calling Senators’ offices, supporting the nomination on social media and writing ...