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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 ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Don’t abandon your team, Mr. President

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column says President Donald J. Trump should remember the team — namely, the members of the House Freedom Caucus and their constituents – who stuck by the now-commander in chief when establishment Republicans abandoned him ahead of the general election – especially when it comes to ironing out Obamacare-repeal legislation. The Hill has the full commentary: In a Thursday morning tweet, President Trump said, “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!” That’s a rather odd ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 4/2/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will return Monday, with the first vote set to take place at 5:30 PM. The Senate is set to stay in session through Friday. And then 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 last Monday evening and proceeded to take up and pass two bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, the House took up and ...

Tea Party Patriots Reax to Judge Gorsuch Being Voted out of Committee: We Look Forward to Him Being Confirmed by the End of the Week

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to Judge Neil Gorsuch getting voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The party-line vote sending Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to the Senate floor shows the majority of the Democratic caucus is willfully oblivious to how well qualified this nominee is to serve on our nation’s highest court. Likewise, they’re willfully oblivious to the fact that Judge Gorsuch is exactly the type of judge voters wanted for the high court when they elected President Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly said ...

Tea Party Patriots: House Freedom Caucus trying to help Pres. Trump Keep His Promises

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today regarding the House Freedom Caucus and their determination to help President Trump keep his promises to repeal Obamacare fully and drain the swamp in Washington, DC. “Tea Party Patriots and our network of activists worked hard through our Super PAC in critical battleground states to bring people to the polls to vote for Donald Trump for President. Among other actions, our nationwide network made two million volunteer phone calls into Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, and Florida and sent over 100,000 personal voter-to-voter letters ...

Sen. Ted Cruz: Judge Gorsuch ‘will be confirmed’ to the Supreme Court

Democrats’ threats of a potential filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination don’t hold water, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) said during a gathering this week in front of the Supreme Court. The Daily Signal has the details: “The Democrats will not succeed in filibustering [Gorsuch],” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said. “Judge Gorsuch should be confirmed to the Supreme Court and he will be confirmed.” The other senators who gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court included Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Judiciary Committee members Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Mike Lee of Utah. Several former ...

It costs lots of money to comply with federal tax law – here’s how much

Tax Day is approaching and Americans nationwide, in an effort to comply with federal tax law, lose $234 billion a year in man hours and direct expenses combined – and those figures are expected to climb even higher in the years ahead. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: Pete Sepp, president of the National Taxpayers Union, said that tax compliance costs taxpayers $234 billion per year in direct costs and lost productivity. "The problem is the status quo—thinking that, well, if we don't do tax reform this year it will just be that bad," Sepp said. "No, the status quo is not the static quo—it's going to get worse." "The paperwork ...

AG Sessions pulling federal funding from cities that fail to comply with federal immigration law

Amid the controversy in Maryland over the alleged gang rape of a teenage girl by two young men, one of whom is an illegal immigrant who was detained and then released, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is cracking down on cities that fail to enforce federal immigration laws by cutting off federal funding. The Daily Signal has the details: “The Department of Justice will require that jurisdictions seeking or applying for DOJ grants to certify compliance with [U.S. Code 1373] as a condition of receiving those awards,” Sessions said. U.S. Code 1373 is a law stating that localities cannot prevent the federal government from enforcing the nation...

Sen. Mike Lee: Judge Gorsuch approaches the law with “fierce independence,” “rigorous opinions”

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is calling out partisan Democrats who are threatening gridlock on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Despite the judge’s impeccable legal record and uncontroversial nomination and confirmation to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Sen. Chuck Schumer and other Democrats have questioned Gorsuch’s independence. Lee set the record straight in an op-ed for the Daily Signal, lauding Gorsuch’s record as a judge who applies the law neutrally and is not swayed by political influence. Sen. Lee wrote: In a former life, I had the good fortune of appearing before Gorsuch as a practicing attorney, so I know from personal ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/26/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will return Monday, with the first vote set to take place at 5:30 PM. The Senate is set to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned last Monday and moved to take up three bills on the Suspension Calendar. All passed. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed two more bills on the Suspension Calendar. They also passed two rules, the first for consideration of H.R. 372, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, to restore the application of federal ...