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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/12/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Tuesday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM, and will be done for the week on Friday, with no votes scheduled later than 3 PM. The Senate will return Monday, with the first vote set to take place at approximately 5:30 PM. The Senate is set to stay in session through Wednesday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Tuesday of last week and immediately took up a bill on the Suspension Calendar. The bill renamed a VA clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa. It passed. On Wednesday, House Democrats tried to play stall ball. On three separate occasions during the course of the day, they ...

This tweet brilliantly illustrates a major problem with Obamacare

Washington Examiner reporter Sarah Westwood Wednesday captured and tweeted an image during Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s daily briefing in which he compared the Obamacare legislation passed into law in 2009 to the so-called Obamacare repeal bill being negotiated. “Side by side healthcare bills (GOP versus Obamacare) on the props table in the briefing room today,” writes Westwood. President Obama’s signature health-insurance law and the regulations that come with it are nearly 23,000 pages long, the Daily Caller reported. Journalist Penny Starr, formerly of CNS News, reported that – for every word contained in the Obamacare law – ...

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 ...

U.S. non-farm private-sector employment up 14 percent in February

U.S. non-farm private employment in February increased 14 percent over the previous month with a whopping 298,000 jobs added, according to the monthly ADP National Employment Report published every month with the help of researchers at Moody’s Analytics. “These numbers are really good, and we’re hoping that they translate into hiring and spending and all those good things that will make the economy grow even faster,” National Federation of Independent Business Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg tells Marketplace.org. One-hundred-and twenty-two-thousand of the nearly 300,000 jobs added fall within the “midsized” category of employers – ...

Tea Party Patriots: IRS Must Immediately Release All New Documents Potentially Related to Targeting

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, in response to reports that the IRS found new documents potentially related to the agency's targeting scandal, in which conservatives were targeted for their political beliefs under the Obama Administration. "Years after the Obama Justice Department refused to conduct any real investigation of the IRS targeting scandal, in which conservatives were targeted for their political beliefs, and during which former president Obama laughed it off and claimed there was ‘not a smidgen’ of corruption at the IRS, and years after IRS Commissioner Koskinen ...

Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney prepping entitlement-reform options

Congressman-turned-Budget-Director Mick Mulvaney is confident his proposed changes to entitlement programs – e.g., social security and Medicare – will help the president achieve his campaign goal of cutting spending and reducing the national debt. The Washington Examiner has the details: "As soon as the 2018 spending budget is done at the end of next week. I'm hoping to put together something for the president to look at on the other pieces of entitlement spending, or mandatory spending," Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Monday in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. On the campaign trail, Trump ...

IRS locates targeting documents … two years after the fact

The Internal Revenue Service two years after conservative watchdog Judicial Watch submitted a Freedom of Information Act request reported to a D.C. judge it has found nearly 7,000 documents pertinent to the agency’s targeting of tea-party groups but at this time refuses to make the documents public. "At this time, the Service is unable to provide an estimate regarding when it will complete its review of the potentially responsive documents," the agency said. "The Service will begin producing any non-exempt, responsive documents by March 10, 2017, and, if necessary, continue to produce non-responsive records on a bi-weekly basis,” reads an IRS ...

President Trump surprises group of students touring the White House

President Donald Trump made a surprise visit with schoolchildren during a White House tour Tuesday morning — this after First Lady Melania Trump announced last month the new administration reversed an Obama-era ban on school tours at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “You never know what surprises may await you on a @WhiteHouse tour,” tweeted Special Assistant to the President Cliff Sims this morning. The president greeted a group of about 50 students, reports Fox News, after the first lady in February said she is “excited to reopen the White House to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come each year.” WATCH:

Tea Party Patriots: Gov. Christie’s $300M Money Grab From Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Customers is Wrong

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to Gov. Chris Christie’s (R-NJ) proposal to take insurance premiums from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey for a new government program. “Governor Christies’ scheme to grab $300 million from the reserve funding of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield is wrong. It is the very essence of government overreach. It would hike premiums, create more risk for the New Jersey health insurance market, and undermine healthcare for all New Jersey tax payers. This scheme appears to be nothing but a PR stunt and a power grab by ...

Tea Party Patriots: Senators Should Support Fair Hearing & Up or Down Vote on Judge Gorsuch

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to a press conference held by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Ed Markey (D-MA) regarding well-qualified Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. “Judge Neil Gorsuch is exceptionally qualified to be our next Supreme Court justice, which is why there is strong bipartisan support for his nomination. Senators Patty Murray, Jeff Merkley and Ed Markey are simply doing the bidding of the radical, extreme left, who are only interested in creating gridlock in Congress. Senators on both sides of the aisle ...