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Sens. Mike Lee, Ben Sasse endeavor to slash bureaucratic red tape hindering job creation

Conservative Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) have partnered to roll back costly occupational-licensing laws that hurt the bottom line and job prospects of Americans nationwide. The Daily Signal has the details: Most agree that jobs that deal directly with public health and safety should require some sort of license to do. However, a 2015 study conducted by the White House Council of Economic Advisers found that the share of the U.S. workforce needing a license to work increased five-fold from 1950 to 2008. In the District of Columbia, for example, someone looking to work as a shoe shiner must attain four different licenses and ...

Fallen Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson has this message for his city

The shooters – in Dallas and now the three police officers murdered Sunday in Baton Rouge – targeting our law-enforcement officers speaks to an apparent divide in our nation. But one man endeavored to bridge that apparent divide during his time with the Baton Rouge Police Department. “These are trying times. Please don’t let hate infect your heart. This city MUST and WILL get better. I’m working in these streets so any protesters, officers, friends, family, or whoever, if you see me and need a hug or want to say a prayer. I got you,” wrote fallen Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson in a July 8 Facebook post. Officer Jackson, ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 7/17/16

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess, and will not return until Tuesday, September 6. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 4768, the Separation of Powers Restoration Act (SOPRA), by a vote of 240-171. The bill, introduced by Rep. John Ratcliffe of TX, fixes a problem we’ve seen in recent years, as the Supreme Court regularly and consistently has been deferring to federal agencies when it comes to challenging regulations in court. The new law would overturn bad case law, and require courts to review de novo all pure questions of law involving the interpretations of laws and their related ...

Our hearts ache for the people of Nice, France

Two Americans – a father and son – are among those murdered in Nice, France Thursday after an apparent terrorist plowed into dozens of people during “Bastille Day” festivities along the waterfront.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the attack. CBS News has the story: Sean Copeland, 51, and his son, Brodie, 11, were vacationing with their family, said Jess Davis, who is friends with Meagan Copeland, Sean Copeland's daughter. CBS Dallas reports the Copelands live in the Austin, Texas area. Davis says they live in Lakeway, Texas, about 30 miles outside Austin. Davis issued a statement on the family's behalf saying, "We ...

House Freedom Caucus moves to force vote on impeaching IRS commissioner

Reps. John Fleming (R-La.) and Tim Huelskamp Wednesday night led the charge as members of the House Freedom Caucus filed a resolution that, if passed, requires President Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen be impeached. Fox News has the story: Members of the House Freedom Caucus threatened to bypass the House GOP leadership, which has not been receptive to the idea of trying to impeach Koskinen. Congressional Republicans have sought to impeach Koskinen over grounds he intentionally ignored and “lied” to Congress about the agency’s 2010 targeting scandal. The resolution is now expected to linger over the lengthy summer recess into ...

Congressional Budget Office: U.S. federal debt in 2035 projected to exceed historic high

The U.S. federal debt is ballooning and expected to exceed U.S. gross-domestic product by 2035 – a bleak projection that even has officials at the Congressional Budget Office admitting that, if something isn’t done to curb the nation’s financial woes, our debt could soon spell worldwide financial disaster. The Hill has the details: The United States is less than two decades away from exceeding its highest recorded level of federal debt, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO projects that U.S. federal debt will pass 106 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) by 2035, in its second long-term ...

Tea Party Patriots Applauds House Freedom Caucus for Forcing Vote on IRS Commissioner Koskinen Impeachment

ATLANTA, Ga - Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement applauding the House Freedom Caucus decision to file a resolution to call for a full House vote on the impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.   "Tea Party Patriots applauds and thanks Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) and the House Freedom Caucus for filing a privileged resolution that will ensure the full House votes on whether or not to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for his misconduct in office. While we are disappointed with Speaker Paul Ryan and House leadership for failing to support Commissioner Koskinen's impeachment and for making ...

Oregon Obamacare co-op shutting its doors

Yet another state exchange created in the wake of the passage of Obamacare has come tumbling down. State officials from the Oregon Health Co-Op announced last week the insurance company is closing its doors, leaving its registrants scrambling to find new health insurance before the end of July. The Daily Signal has the details: Oregon’s Health Co-Op was one of 23 co-ops that launched under Obamacare. The co-ops, or consumer operated and oriented plans, were intended to create competition and choice in areas of the country where consumers had few options. The 23 co-ops—not including Vermont’s co-op, which never opened its doors—received ...

VA study: Veteran suicides comprise nearly 20 percent of all suicides in America

Data from the Department of Veterans Affairs reveals nationwide 20 veterans per day commit suicide, a number that accounts for nearly 20 percent of all suicides committed in the U.S. every year. Military Times has the story: Roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide nationwide, according to new data from the Department of Veterans Affairs — a figure that dispels the often quoted, but problematic, “22 a day” estimate yet solidifies the disturbing mental health crisis the number implied. In 2014, the latest year available, more than 7,400 veterans took their own lives, accounting for 18 percent of all suicides in America. Veterans make up ...

Illegal-immigrant households sucking the food-stamp program dry

Illegal immigrants who aren’t even eligible for federal food stamps are somehow syphoning resources from the program to the tune of billions of taxpayer dollars, according to officials at the Department of Agriculture. The Washington Examiner has the details: And rules guiding who can get food stamps favor households with illegal immigrants over all-U.S. citizen homes, according to the detailed report from the Center for Immigration Studies released Monday morning… "This looks very much like a billion-a-year problem, and all totally unnecessary," he wrote in the report titled, "An Aid Program that Routinely Discriminates in Favor of ...