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Jenny Beth Martin Responds to Senator McConnell’s vow to avoid Government Shutdowns.

It is no surprise that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would take it upon himself to unilaterally vow that there would be no future government shut downs.  He's forgotten about his vow to uphold the Constitution. When he starts negotiating the power of Congress - the power of the purse - it makes it much easier for President Obama to win. Republicans were elected to the majority in the Senate to be a roadblock to the Obama agenda. Everyday Americans across this country increasingly wonder what the difference is between Mitch McConnell controlling the Senate and Harry Reid controlling the Senate. That's a problem. It is absurd to see ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 08/02/15

CALENDAR: The House will stand in recess until Tuesday, September 8. The Senate will come back into session at 2 PM Monday, with the first vote scheduled for 5:30 PM. The Senate plans to stay in session until Friday, at which time the Senate will join the House in the August recess, not to return until Tuesday, September 8.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  The House returned Monday, and took up 17 bills on the Suspension Calendar. Five of them required roll call votes, but passed easily; the other 12 all passed by voice vote. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of ...

Ex-Im Bank Still Expired…For Now

Despite attempts by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and some Republican Senators to resurrect the Export-Import Bank after its authorization lapsed, the Ex-Im Bank will stay shuttered…for now. Over the past week while debating the highway bill, Sen. McConnell denied votes on amendments popular with conservatives and Republicans, including full repeal of Obamacare and a vote to end Congress’s special exemption from Obamacare, while allowing a vote on an amendment to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. Last weekend and during this week, activists called their Senators and demanded they not revive the Bank because it is a symbol of cronyism and ...

Jenny Beth Martin Testifies Before the Senate on the IRS Targeting Scandal

On July 29th both Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin, and Tea Party Patriots legal counsel Cleta Mitchell appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on oversight, agency action, federal rights and federal courts to give testimony on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups. Below is the video, and text of the testimony. You can see our complete timeline of Tea Party Patriots issues with IRS targeting here: http://www.teapartypatriots.org/irs-timeline/   Mr. Chairman, Senator Coons, members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify. As I’ve considered over the last few ...

Senate to Hear From Victims of Tea Party-Targeting Scandal

Atlanta, Ga. – Today at 2 p.m. ET, Jenny Beth Martin, the President and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, which had its tax-exempt status held up by the IRS for several years, will testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights, and Federal Courts, regarding the progress the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made in reforms since the agency's targeting scandal first came to light. "We waited 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days, put in thousands of man-hours, and spent tens of thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees to have our 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status approved by the IRS... and it was granted the day ...

Viral video calls for government accountability amid years-long IRS runaround

A viral video published Monday by the House Oversight committee documents the runaround IRS officials gave Congress following news the IRS targeted Americans for their political beliefs. President Obama went on the record in February 2014 claiming there is "... not even a smidgen of corruption" within the IRS and yet congressional inquiries have apparently revealed otherwise. IRS Chief John Koskinen told Congress the IRS would bend over backward to turn over all of former IRS Chief Louis Lerner's missing emails regarding the targeting scandal, even stating the IRS spent $18 million, 250 staff members and up to 120,000 hours "responding" ...

Tea Party Patriots Efforts in the Fight Against Illegal Immigration

Sadly, the subject of violence committed by illegal immigrants has been in the news frequently over the past few weeks. While this issue has recently garnered new headlines, this is actually an issue that Tea Party Patriots has been aware of for some time. Thanks to our supporters we have been able to actively highlight this problem for the last few years. In the Summer of 2013, Tea Party Patriots held a press conference at the U.S. Capitol highlighting some of the victims of the crimes of illegal immigrants. We brought them to DC so that Members of Congress could hear their stories directly. We believed then, as we do now, that this is an integral ...

The Lying McConnell is Trying to Revive a Govt Agency

This is the closest thing to a unicorn we’ve ever seen. A government agency has shut its doors, and we have a small window of time to ensure that it stays that way! We're talking about the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has continuously opposed the reauthorization of Ex-Im publicly, but today he decided he will allow the Highway Bill to come to the floor with only two amendments – an amendment to repeal Obamacare and an amendment to reauthorize Ex-Im. We know the Obamacare vote is a show vote because it would require 60 votes to pass. This is the Senate Majority Leader’s way of trying to appease conserva...

New Docs Reveal IRS Deliberately Targeted Donors to Obama Critics

WASHINGTON, DC – Jenny Beth Martin, President and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, responded today to new evidence that the IRS deliberately targeted for personal audits donors to tax-exempt organizations, and released the following statement: “Make a donation to an opponent of the President’s policies, get audited. According to these new IRS documents – which we’re just now seeing, thanks to Judicial Watch and its FOIA lawsuits – that was standard operating procedure at the most feared federal agency of all, the Internal Revenue Service, in the months leading up to the President’s 2012 reelection campaign. “That, in a nutshell, ...

Questionable Obamacare claims could leave taxpayers in the lurch to tune of $2 billion

On Monday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) urged the inspector general to investigate the more than 700,0000 that claimed tax credits for purchasing health insurance but who never filed taxes -- a predicament that leads some lawmakers to believe the government shelled out more than $2 billion on fraudulent tax credits. Reports The Washington Times: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen alerted Congress to the 710,000 potential cheats in a memo Friday, in which he outlined his agency’s early experience with Obamacare’s first full year of operation in 2014. All taxpayers were required to file their returns or to request an ...