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President Trump: VA health-records modernization ‘one of the biggest wins for our veterans’

President Donald J. Trump heralded Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s announcement Monday the VA is revamping its health-records system calling the change “one of the biggest wins for our veterans in decades.” The Washington Examiner has the story: "Of course there's still much work to do, but for today's action shows that determined leadership and what it can accomplish — great, great reform," Trump said. VA Secretary David Shulkin announced Monday morning that the VA would be adopting the same electronic health records system as the Department of Defense, a move that follows calls for the VA to modernize its IT ...

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson: There is a ‘simple fix’ to cities disregarding federal immigration law

As Democrats continue to defend sanctuary cities, local law-enforcement officials suffer from liability lawsuits – something that needs to be addressed says Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) adding there is a “pretty simple fix” to the sanctuary-city tug-of-wars raging across the country. The Washington Times has the details: “Let’s pass a law to give those local law enforcement officials liability protection,” the Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee said. “That could clear up this whole difference.” Sanctuary cities vary in their degree of refusal to cooperate with federal deportation efforts. ...

Rep. Kevin Brady: Ways and Means Committee ‘laser focused’ on passing Trump’s tax-cut blueprint

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) Tuesday says committee members are intent – even ‘laser focused’ – on enacting by the end of the year President Donald J. Trump’s proposed tax cuts, which include slashing personal income-tax rates and the corporate tax. The Washington Times has the story: House leaders have said they want to pass a tax package in 2017, and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady said Tuesday they’re “laser focused” on getting it done this year. “The Trump team feels the same way, and the Senate as well,” Mr. Brady said on Fox News. Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

President Trump: Obamacare is a ‘democratic catastrophe’

  President Trump tore into Obamacare Tuesday after a report revealed health-insurance premiums in Alaska have increased by as much as 200 percent, adding his intent on making sure the disastrous law is addressed by summer. Fox News has the inside scoop: “If Congress doesn't act to save Americans from this Democrat-inflicted catastrophe, next year is going to get worse,” said Trump, who praised Ryan for getting the GOP-led House last month to pass its ObamaCare overhaul package. “It was a long and difficult negotiation, but it gives a great concept to Mitch,” the president said. “The Senate, I’m sure, will follow soon, get a ...

Policy expert: ‘Obamacare death spiral continues’

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a policy expert with conservative-leaning Manhattan Institute, says the government health-insurance “death spiral continues” as enrollment in Obamacare has dropped nearly a quarter in the last year, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The Free Beacon has the inside scoop: Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, said that Congress needs to repeal and reform Obamacare without delay. "The Obamacare death spiral is continuing," she said. "As rates rise, healthy people drop out and the share of sick people rise, causing further increases in rates. Since these rates are capped ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/04/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Friday, with the last vote scheduled to be no later than 3 PM. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30. The Senate is also scheduled to stay in session through Friday. TWO WEEKS AGO ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Two weeks ago, on Monday, May 22, the House took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules – H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017, and H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children’s Safety Act of 2017. On Tuesday, May 23, the House took up and passed H.R. 2288, ...

Social Security Administration Spends Astounding $32 Million in Taxpayer Funds on Conferences

The Social Security Administration spent an astounding $32 million of taxpayer money on conferences, according to an audit compiled by the agency’s own Office of the Inspector General. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the Social Security Administration spent in excess of $100,000 on more than 300 conferences to cover expenses like travel, lodging, and meals. The Free Beacon points out that the agency spent large sums on “guest speakers” as well: "On average, in [fiscal years] 2013 through 2016, SSA spent $742 per attendee on conferences," the inspector general said…"Conferences with guest speaker expenses ranged from $2,500 to about ...

Tea Party Patriots Thank President Trump for Keeping His Promise to Withdraw from Paris Accord

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to President Trump's announcement the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Accord. “Tea Party Patriots thanks President Donald Trump for continuing to keep the promises he made during the campaign by announcing the United States will withdraw from the Paris Accord, which is a drag on our economy and a bad deal for American workers. Once again, President Trump has continued to keep his word to the American people both on specific initiatives like the Paris Accord and his broader promise to put our citizens and America ...

Republicans are pushing back against liberals intent on stifling free speech

The fuel and spirit to fight on the right is coming from many corners following the liberal attack to silence Fox News’ Sean Hannity. After the news broke that a couple of Hannity’s advertisers were pulling their content from Hannity’s show, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin sprang into action, asking thousands of members to call both Cars.com and USAA. PoliZette has the commentary: "A new attack on our First Amendment rights is happening right now, and we must engage!" she wrote. "The far Left has lost its mind in the wake of President Donald Trump's historic victory, and they are lashing out in an attempt to undermine his ...

Patriots nationwide respond to USAA, Hannity controversy

Dozens of patriots from around the country contacted us to express disappointment over USSAA’s decision to pull ad dollars from Fox News’ “Hannity” – a program that, according to the Associated Press, this year has an average viewership of 2.67 million – a move the financial-services company reversed after the public outcry. Veteran and USAA member John Chaffee expressed his displeasure in an email to us saying, “I wrote USAA and advised them that since they had cancelled their advertising on his show, I was cancelling and I had already cut up, my card.” USAA initially pulled its ad dollars from “Hannity” allegedly because ...