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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/05/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Tuesday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM, and will be done for the week on Friday, with no votes scheduled later than 3 PM. The Senate will return Monday, with the first vote set to take place at approximately 6 PM. The Senate is set to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Monday evening and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up H.R. 998, the SCRUB Act. After dealing with four amendments on Tuesday, the House came back in on Wednesday and took up where they left off. There were four more ...

Senate confirms Dr. Ben Carson as next HUD secretary

Retired neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson garnered bipartisan support Thursday as half a dozen senators crossed party line to help Republicans confirm him as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. USA Today has the details: Carson has never held public office and has no housing policy experience. But Republicans have praised the life story of a man who grew up in inner-city Detroit with a single mother who had a third-grade education. When his nomination cleared the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in January, Democrats said Carson would not have been their choice, but they welcomed his ...

Law-enforcement official: Less accountability for illegal aliens than for citizens

A local law-enforcement official at the forefront of enforcing our criminal and immigration laws says non-U.S. citizens who don’t comply are held to a different and lower standard compared to lawful residents. The Washington Examiner has the story: In a Senate hearing focused on the impact of crimes by illegal immigrants on Americans as far north as Wisconsin and Washington, Grant County, Wash., Chief Deputy Ryan Rectenwald described a gruesome murder in 2016 of Jill Marie Sundberg by a previously deported illegal immigrant who skipped out on an $8,000 bond. "He never returned for his hearing. No failure to appear warrants were ever issued," ...

President Trump: ‘Real and positive immigration reform is possible’

President Donald J. Trump Tuesday during his first joint address to Congress said his goals for immigration reform “will have many benefits” and that it’s possible to achieve his goals for immigration reform if members of Congress come together. The Hill has the details: Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have many benefits:  it will save countless dollars, raise workers' wages, and help struggling families –- including immigrant families –- enter the middle class. I believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible, as long as we focus on ...

Rep. Mark Meadows: ‘Every tax, every mandate, every regulation of #Obamacare needs to go’

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says nothing short of a full repeal of former President Obama’s signature health-insurance law is acceptable, rallying around similar statements made by colleagues in the Senate. “I support my friends @RandPaul, @SenMikeLee, and @tedcruz. Every tax, every mandate, every regulation of #Obamacare needs to go,” Rep. Meadows tweeted Monday night. Rep. Meadows has been an outspoken opponent of Obamacare, asking members of Congress to – at the very least – take to the floor repeal legislation President Obama vetoed in 2016. “Health care will be better and more affordable once Obamacare ...

8 Agenda Items President Trump Needs Our Help With

President Donald J. Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress tonight and now more than ever he needs patriots nationwide to support him as he carries out the agenda he outlined on the campaign trail, including repealing Obamacare, cutting taxes, imposing term limits and enforcing our immigration policies (among other things!). So join us as we hit the ground running in our ninth year of encouraging our leaders to push for policies that will guarantee personal and economic liberty for all Americans. Here are some of the agenda items our new president needs our help implementing and agenda items he may address in the joint session ...

Watch Tea Party Patriots’ Jenny Beth Martin demonstrate how to defend the Supreme Court!

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin this week during a Facebook Live broadcast encouraged viewers to visit http://tpp.us/defendthesupremecourt and sign up to host a #ConfirmGorsuch house party in an effort to maximize the social-media buzz surrounding the confirmation process of conservative Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. “There’s a reason why we encourage people to use social media. There are studies that show that some members of Congress can be influenced by as few as 30 tweets, and we’ve all seen how much a single tweet from President Trump can get – how much media attention that can get,” said Jenny Beth. ...

Tea party activists tell liberal New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to vote to #ConfirmGorsuch

Tea party activists gathered this week at Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) Binghamton office to protest the senator’s blind criticism of President Donald J. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Binghamton Homepage has the details: Attendees say Schumer had written-off Gorsuch before he was announced as the nominee. Tea Party Patriots Coordinator Gilda Ward says Schumer and other Democrats are acting like sore losers. "The Democrats have expressed so much hatred, obstructionism and violence in some cases. They have paid protestors go out there. It bothers me when they say they're speaking for me because they don't," said Ward. Su...

Jenny Beth Martin: When it comes to listening, members of Congress should take a cue from President Trump

Members of Congress would do well to learn from President Donald J. Trump who, during the course of his election campaign, took the time to listen to the American people, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in her latest opinion piece, adding our leaders in Washington, D.C. should listen to their constituents before cramming through controversial legislation like they did with Obamacare. The Washington Times has the commentary: Congress is on recess this week, and recess usually means more interaction with constituents and more engagements in forums and dialogues with constituents. Or, at least, that is what it has historically ...

Jenny Beth Martin: “Forgotten John Boehner Never had Stomach to Fight”

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today in response to former Speaker John Boehner’s remarks that Obamacare would not be repealed and replaced. “There’s a reason we got rid of John Boehner.  Now, as then, he pontificates with elitist hypocrisy. He accomplished nothing as Speaker and now the Republicans have an opportunity to right the many wrongs of the Obama administration. John Boehner never had the stomach for that fight; President Trump does, which is why the American people elected him and have long since forgotten John Boehner.” ###