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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 ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Judge Neil Gorsuch’s ‘elevation to Justice Gorsuch’ will be a ‘home run’

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in a recent column for The Washington Times writes President Donald J. Trump’s decision to nominate conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is perhaps one of the crowning glories of going to bat for our now-president. Read Jenny Beth’s commentary: Judge Gorsuch’s elevation to Justice Gorsuch will be a home run. A grand slam, in fact. And that means … it was worth it. All the long days, weeks, months, and years spent identifying, recruiting, organizing, and mobilizing millions of grassroots activists across the nation, in the service of filling the [Supreme] Court vacancy ...

Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. Mark Sanford introduce Obamacare repeal

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Republican Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina this week introduced an Obamacare-repeal bill that has the backing of the 40-member House Freedom Caucus – the support it potentially needs to get the ball moving on getting rid of the disastrous health-insurance laws weighing heavily on American business and families. The Daily Signal has the details: “We’re excited about the fact that it will finally be able to address many of the concerns that we’re hearing, whether it’s at town halls or personal calls from our constituents about pre-existing conditions, about how to empower the consumer in terms ...

Tea Party Patriots Congratulates Mick Mulvaney on his Confirmation as OMB Director

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, congratulating Rep. Mick Mulvaney on his confirmation as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. “Tea Party Patriots and our network of supporters across the country congratulate Rep. Mick Mulvaney on his confirmation as the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The OMB Director has huge influence not only on the size and scope of the budget, but also on the regulations our federal agencies produce. Mick is well-known around Washington as a fiscal hawk. As a Congressman, he voted against raising the debt ...

Tell these senators to send some love to Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

Members of the Senate, former clerks, friends and colleagues of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch are rallying around the judge as he gears up for his confirmation hearings. But some aren’t sending the nominee their love like they should be, including Democrat Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin; Democrat Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey; Democrat Florida Sen. Bill Nelson; Democrat Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly; North Dakota Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp; Montana Democrat Sen. Jon Tester; and Democrat Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill. “Judge Gorsuch has a distinguished record that demonstrates he will be fair to all Americans, no matter their background or ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 2/12/17

CONGRESSIONAL 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 Friday, with no votes scheduled later than 3 PM. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for approximately 7 PM. The Senate will be in session until Friday. At that point, both House and Senate will start the Presidents’ Day Recess, and they won’t be back until Monday, February 27. That means they’ll be in their districts and states next week, at local events and townhall meetings. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House had a short week last week so the Democrats ...

Twitter: Congratulations, HHS Secretary Tom Price. Now get rid of Obamacare!

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) by a vote of 52-47 was confirmed Friday to serve as the next secretary of Health and Human Services, reports The Daily Signal. Here’s what is being said on Twitter about the physician’s appointment and swearing-in ceremony this morning. Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway Press Secretary Sean Spicer The Daily Signal Vice President Mike Pence And the new secretary himself! Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) WATCH the swearing-in ceremony: Obamacare is crushing American small-businessmen and women ...

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 ...

WATCH: Liberal hecklers treat Education Secretary Betsy DeVos like she’s sub-human

Liberal activists are making newly appointed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ life a living nightmare, as many have publically berated her and physically impeded her path following her confirmation and subsequent swearing-in ceremony simply because she believes in empowering parents to chart their children’s educational future. Ms. DeVos in her opening statement at the outset of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Jan. 17 said she will be a “strong advocate for great public schools” but will also support parents who don’t believe a school meets their child’s particular needs. ...

Tea Party Patriots Congratulates Rep. Price on his Confirmation as HHS Secretary

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to Rep. Tom Price’s (R-GA) confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services. “On behalf of our network of grassroots activists, Tea Party Patriots congratulates Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) on his confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Tea Party Patriots knows Dr. Price well, as we stood with him for healthcare freedom from the early days of our movement, and the American people will come to know him as we do – a true patriot who is uniquely qualified to lead the Department of Health and Human Services ...