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Jenny Beth Martin: Spending bill should appease President Trump, NOT Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer

Senate Democrats like Sen. Chuck Schumer are putting up a fight when it comes to including financing for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border in the spending bill that needs to be voted on in the next two weeks if the government is going to keep operating, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in her latest column. Establishment politicians, Rep. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), seem all-too-willing to back down even though President Trump’s popularity and election derives in large part from Americans’ widespread support of tough immigration policies meant to put Americans first, drive down violent ...

Top Republicans calling on DOJ to reopen investigation into former IRS executive Lois Lerner

Two Republican congressmen are demanding authorities at the Department of Justice reopen the investigation into former IRS executive Lois Lerner, who oversaw IRS employees during the height of the scandal surrounding agency targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. The Washington Times has the details: Ms. Lerner was cleared after an investigation by the Obama administration but Reps. Kevin Brady and Peter Roskam, respectively the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and the panel’s tax policy subcommittee, say there are plenty of questions with how that probe was run, and said that a new look by the Trump administration’s ...

House Freedom Caucus member on Obamacare repeal: “We’re going to get to ‘Yes’”

House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) in a recent interview said those in the congressional Republican establishment and members of the tea-party-inspired House Freedom Caucus in the next few weeks will come up with an Obamacare-repeal bill that satisfies both parties. USA Today has the details: “Within a few weeks, I think D.C. is going to be a little bit shocked,” he said in an interview with Capital Download. “We’re going to get to yes.” One reason: The consequences of not getting to yes could be catastrophic for Republicans, who have been promising for seven years to repeal President Obama's signature Affordable Care ...

White House budget director solicits feedback from the American people on ways to streamline government

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is requesting feedback from everyday Americans like you and me on ways to cut bureaucratic red tape that makes life more difficult for businesses, organizations, families – you name it. “Over the course of the next six months, all the federal agencies will be coming up with ideas that they think will make those agencies better. We will be doing the same thing here at OMB, but we need your help,” Mulvaney says in a video posted to the White House YouTube account. The budget director pointed to five stacks of federal regulations apparently taller than him and said they were written – ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 4/9/17

CALENDAR: Congress will break for two weeks for the Easter Recess. The Senate will be back in session on Monday, April 24, and the House will be back in session on Tuesday, April 25. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Monday evening, and took up and passed H.Res. 92 and H.R. 479 under Suspension of the Rules. H.Res. 92 condemns North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and H.R. 479 designates North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed the rule for consideration of H.R. 1343, the Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017, and ...

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows: ‘Primary objective’ in Obamacare-repeal negotiation is to lower insurance premiums

House Freedom Caucus champions Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.); Jim Jordan (R-Ohio); and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) recently sat down with POLITICO to talk about recent negotiations with the Trump administration concerning Obamacare-repeal legislation and what it should look like the second time around. “We were talking about a couple things – making sure that pre-existing conditions continue to stay protected, making sure that health care is affordable but the primary objective has been will be – always will be – is lower insurance premiums. And, if we don’t do that, we will have failed,” says Rep. Meadows. Members of the House Freedom ...

Tea Party Patriots Praises President Trump, Senate Republicans for Confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Atlanta, GA -- Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next United States Supreme Court Justice. “This is an outstanding achievement for President Trump and Senate Republicans, who overcame the Democrats’ gridlock strategy and confirmed Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. With this confirmation vote, the torch has been passed from the late Justice Antonin Scalia to an exceptionally well-qualified jurist in Judge Gorsuch. We welcome his addition to the court and look forward with confidence to his upholding and honoring the ...

Longtime VA official has paltry excuse for approving $10 million price tag for 25 parking spots

The Department of Veterans Affairs still needs a major overhaul, as officials signed off on a $10 million bill for a mere 25 parking spaces when 600 were needed – and one of top official’s response was to say he wasn’t in charge of the approval. The Daily Signal has the details: Federal officials took six years to plan a new parking lot for a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia that would cost $10 million for only 25 parking spaces, as their solution for a 600-spot shortage. Then, when outside auditors pulled the plug on the fiasco, the hospital’s top official—who had previously served as the facility’s chief of ...

Rep. Kevin Brady: IRS commissioner ‘must go’

The IRS commissioner who stonewalled congressional investigation into agency targeting of tea-party groups is still in charge and could remain at the helm of the IRS until November unless the Trump administration takes action before then to fire the commissioner – which is exactly what a group of Republicans is requesting. The Washington Times has the story: Mr. Koskinen’s term is scheduled to expire in November already, but the Republicans said Mr. Trump can’t wait that long to oust him — particularly at a time when Congress is trying to rewrite the tax code. “He has been dishonest with Congress, and the IRS—under his watch—has ...

President Trump says illegal immigration ‘down 61 percent since inauguration’

The border wall isn’t even up and already illegal immigration along the southwest border is down by more than 60 percent, President Donald J. Trump said recently. The Washington Times has the details: Mr. Trump took a victory lap over the “record reductions” in illegal crossers, saying he is already saving Americans’ jobs by preventing them from having to compete with unauthorized workers. “Down 61 percent since inauguration. Gen. Kelly is doing a fantastic job,” Mr. Trump told a labor union gathering in Washington, praising Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general. Mr. Kelly is scheduled to ...