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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 5/22/16

CALENDAR: The House comes back into session on Monday, May 23, and will be in session through Thursday, with last votes expected no later than 3 PM. Then the House will take the following week off for the Memorial Day District Work Period, and return on Tuesday, June 7. The Senate will return to session on Monday, May 23, with the first vote at 5:30 on the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016, and will be in session through Friday, at which point the Senate will join the House for a one-week District Work Period, and return on Monday, June 6. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Monday, and took up 10 bills ...

Aides, State Department officials tied to Hillary Clinton email scandal facing deposition

Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch this week begins a series of interviews with numerous aides and State Department officials tied to Hillary Clinton when she was serving as secretary of state, including deposing Bryan Pagliano – the information technology specialist who managed Clinton’s email system – and Huma Abedin, who was Clinton’s then-right-hand-woman when Clinton began using a private, unencrypted email server to transmit state secrets. The Daily Caller has the scoop: The interviews were granted earlier this month by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is handling Judicial Watch’s lawsuit for records pertaining to ...

House Judiciary Committee to examine alleged misconduct of Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

Members of the House Judiciary committee are scheduled to look over findings of the congressional investigation into President Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who is accused of false testimony; failing to notify Congress key evidence was missing in the scandal that slow-rolled conservative Americans’ tax-exempt-status applications; and, among other things, for failing to comply with a subpoena that would have preserved critical evidence. Forbes has the details: The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled hearings to examine alleged misconduct by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. On May 24, the House Judiciary Committee will hear the ...

Jenny Beth Martin tells Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg what’s on her mind

“What’s on your mind?” It’s the question that appears on the status update of every personal Facebook account and is written in large letters atop the famous “Facebook wall” at the company headquarters in Menlo Park, California – and it’s not a question Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin shied away from answering Wednesday when she and other conservative leaders from across the country met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to discuss recent allegations the social-networking site has been suppressing politically conservative news and propping up a homogeneous workplace culture that favors its more liberal members. “W...

Senator: ‘Sanctuary city policies impose a very real cost’

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) Wednesday on the Senate floor introduced an amendment that would discipline local officials that don’t collaborate with federal immigration officials when it comes to sharing information about illegal immigrants – an enforcement breakdown that for good reason has many Americans bemoaning our failed immigration system. The Morning Call has the details: The amendment that Toomey introduced Wednesday would strip federal community development money from cities or counties that do not detain prisoners suspected of being in the country illegally or that decline to share information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforce...

Follow Rep. Roskam’s lead in protecting the First Amendment and demand his IRS legislation gets a vote!

The “Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act” (H.R. 5053), which would prohibit the IRS from demanding those who donate to nonprofit charities reveal their identities in annual returns, was introduced in April by Subcommittee on Oversight Chairman Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Illinois) but needs a floor vote in the House of Representatives. “In the past, the IRS has improperly accessed and released to the public information from a tax-exempt organization Schedule B, most notably – in full discussion of this committee in the past – the National Organization for Marriage had its Schedule B leaked to the press in 2012,” Rep. Roskam ...

Obamacare enrollee: “It’s going to be a monopoly, basically: ‘Here’s the price; take it or leave it’”

The Wall Street Journal recently published a story highlighting the departure of health-insurance companies from the imploding Obamacare marketplace. This to the detriment of the Obamacare-marketplace enrollees left behind in rural areas who – in many cases – have only a single option for their health-insurance carrier. Breitbart has the details: “The entire states of Alaska and Alabama are expected to have only one insurer on the health law’s signature online marketplaces next year, according to state regulators,” writes the Journal. “The same is expected to be true in parts of several other states, including Kentucky, Tennessee, ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 5/15/16

  CALENDAR: The House comes back into session on Monday, May 16, and will be in session through Thursday, with last votes expected no later than 3 PM. The Senate will return to session on Monday, May 16, and will be in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Tuesday, and took up 21 bills under Suspension. But I’m going to skip most of what happened on the House floor last week, because the only thing of great significance that happened was the consideration and passage of a dozen and a half different but related measures, all dealing with various aspects of the nation’s ...

FBI director rebuffs Hillary Clinton’s assertion the bureau is conducting mere ‘inquiry’

Former Senator Hillary Clinton for months has been making light of an FBI investigation into her use of a private email server to transmit confidential national secrets when she was secretary of state on President Obama’s watch. FBI Director James Comey, however, isn’t sugarcoating the scrutiny with which he and his team are scouring her emails and the circumstances surrounding her use of the homebrew server. Fox News has the story: Hillary Clinton for months has downplayed the FBI investigation into her private email server and practices as a mere “security inquiry.” But when asked Wednesday by Fox News about Clinton's characterization ...

Tea Party Patriots React to House Judiciary Committee Calling Hearings to Examine Misconduct of IRS Commissioner

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots co-founder and CEO Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to news the House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings to examine the misconduct of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.   “On behalf of the Tea Party Patriots, which was targeted by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and has long called for the impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, we applaud the House Judiciary Committee for calling hearings into his misconduct but that is the least it could do. Both House and Senate committees investigated the targeting of Americans by the IRS, an issue that hits very close ...