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Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes: Confirm Jeff Sessions as our next U.S. attorney general

Sen. Jeff Sessions’ record is the gold standard for someone seeking the top law-enforcement job in the nation and deserves to be confirmed as our next U.S. attorney general, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says in a recent opinion column. The Daily Caller has the commentary: People who know Senator Sessions best—from working with him for years—described during his hearings a record on civil rights amply befitting an Attorney General nominee. Mr. Larry Thompson, a former Deputy Attorney General of the United States (who first met Senator Sessions while both men were serving as U.S. Attorneys); Mr. Jesse Seroyer, an investigator for Senator ...

Louisiana attorney general: ‘Thrilled’ by prospect of working with Sessions to enforce immigration laws

Republican Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry in a recent opinion piece expressed his enthusiasm at the possibility of working with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) – if and when he is confirmed as our next U.S. attorney general – to administer federal immigration law. The Hayride has the commentary: As Louisiana’s chief legal officer, I am thrilled by the prospect of working with a federal partner like Mr. Sessions who opposes illegal immigration and sanctuary cities. Our State has fallen prey to vehicular homicide, human trafficking, child exploitation, and other heinous crimes committed by illegal aliens. Like me, Mr. Sessions supports ...

President Obama left behind a mountain of debt – see how it compares to President G. W. Bush’s spending

Former President Barack Obama exited the White House Friday having knocked Former President G.W. Bush’s spending record out of the park by nearly double, adding $9.3 trillion to the national debt. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: When Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the outstanding public debt totaled $10,626,877,048,913. On Jan. 20, 2017, when Obama left office, outstanding public debt totaled $19,944,429,217,106, an increase of roughly $9.3 trillion. Comparatively, former President George W. Bush contributed far less to the debt. When Bush took office in January 2001, the debt was roughly $5.7 trillion. That figure had ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/23/17

  CALENDAR: The House will come back into session on Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The house will stay in session through Tuesday, at which point the House will recess for the rest of the week. The Senate will return on Monday, and will stay in session through Tuesday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was not in session last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Because of the annual GOP retreat, this is going to be a short week in the House. The House will return on Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. When they return, they’ll move to take up 11 bills on the Suspension Calendar. ...

HHS Secretary Nominee Rep. Price says he wants ‘healthcare system that recognizes the needs of all’

Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) during a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee says if and when Obamacare is repealed, he will work to pave the way for a health-insurance system that doesn’t leave anyone behind – whether Democrat or Republican. The Daily Signal has the details: “The last thing we want to do is go from a Democratic health care system to a Republican health care system,” Price said early on. “We want to go to an American health care system that recognizes the needs of all.” On Tuesday, four days after Trump is sworn in, Price will go before the ...

Tea Party Patriots Congratulates President Donald Trump on his Inauguration as the 45th President of the United States

Washington, D.C. – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today as Donald J. Trump took the oath of office as our nation’s 45th President. “Tea Party Patriots and our network of supporters across the nation congratulate President Donald Trump on his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States. President Trump received tens of millions of votes from Americans of all backgrounds, from all walks of life and every corner of this country, because he presented a vision of our nation that contrasted greatly with the disappointments and failures of the last eight years. Americans ...

Martin: Senate Should Swiftly Confirm Scott Pruitt to be EPA Administrator

Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the confirmation hearing of EPA Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt. “Today, Scott Pruitt showed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the nation as a whole why he will be such an effective EPA Administrator once he is confirmed. As Oklahoma’s Attorney General and as a state senator, Mr. Pruitt developed a reputation for fighting the EPA’s unconstitutional over-regulation under President Obama, which harmed our economy and killed badly-needed jobs. Scott Pruitt has a demonstrated commitment to ...

Youth organization: So-called youth-misery index increased 36 percent under President Obama

Young America’s Foundation, a conservative nonprofit dedicated to educating young people about American civic engagement, says its Youth Misery Index – calculated using youth-unemployment, student-loan and national-debt-per-capita numbers – increased 36 percent during President Obama’s tenure. Young America’s Foundation has the full report: Young Americans, a generation that provided critical support to the President in 2008 and 2012, have slogged through the last eight years and will be chained to its impact on their futures for years to come. The youth unemployment rate is almost 15 percent and the average student in the class of ...

Here’s the Twitter chatter surrounding Scott Pruitt’s confirmation hearings

Proponents of Environmental Protection Agency Administration Nominee Scott Pruitt took to Twitter today at the outset of the candidate’s confirmation hearings. Here’s what they’re saying: Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Former Jeb Bush Campaign Spokesperson Tim Miller Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) GOP National State Policy Director Matt Pinnell President-elect Donald J. Trump’s EPA Administrator Nominee Scott Pruitt will demand an agency that safeguards the liberties of ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/15/17

CALENDAR: The House is out of session this week. The House will return on Monday, January 23, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The Senate will return on Tuesday, January 17, with the first vote of the day to be held at approximately 4:45 PM. The Senate will stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Monday, and began its week by taking up and passing under Suspension of the Rules H.R. 315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, by a vote of 405-28. Then the House took up and passed H.R. 304, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act, by a vote of 404-29. On Tuesday, ...