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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released the following statement today in response to former Speaker John Boehner’s remarks that Obamacare would not be repealed and replaced.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.” ###

Jenny Beth’s Journal: President Trump could ‘go down as one of the greats’ if he rallies Congress around entitlement reform

President Donald J. Trump recognized on the campaign trail that spending beyond our means is a problem and he appears to be coming around to the idea that we will never rein in our national debt unless we address non-discretionary spending like social security and Medicare. The Washington Times has the commentary: Despite campaign rhetoric indicating his opposition to such efforts, recent signs indicate a growing recognition on his part that such spending reforms would be not only good, but also necessary. If he can find a way to use his legendary deal-making skills to bring polarized political elites together to fashion a long-term reform of our ...

President Trump says Americans will be ‘impressed by’ forthcoming healthcare-reform plan

President Donald J. Trump during a budget meeting at the White House earlier this week said his staff is preparing to release its healthcare-reform plan in the coming weeks and that Americans won’t be disappointed with what his team has in the works. The Washington Examiner has the details: Trump told reporters before the closed-door budget discussions that the White House would release its highly-anticipated healthcare reform plan by "maybe mid to early March." "We'll be submitting something that I think people will be very impressed by," Trump said. The president promised to cut spending across the federal government, referring to ...

New VA secretary says he will ‘deal with’ troublesome employees

Former Veterans Affairs Undersecretary Dr. David J. Shulkin last week was the first of President Donald J. Trump’s cabinet nominees to receive unanimous confirmation – he will head Veterans Affairs and says he will “deal with” those in the department who underperform, a point on which he apparently clashed with former VA Secretary Bob McDonald. The Military Times has the story: “When you have one or two or three people who really aren’t doing their job, they bring everybody down,” he said during an appearance with Fox News host Pete Hegseth, taped Sunday. “And so the very best thing I know from my private sector experience is ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 2/19/17

CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both out of session for the Presidents Day Recess, and they won’t be back until Monday, February 27. That means they’ll be in their districts and states next week, at local events and townhall meetings. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Monday evening, the House came back into session and passed both H.R. 244, the HIRE Vets Act, and H.R. 974, the BRAVE Act, under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 428, the Red River Gradient Boundary Act. The bill would commission a survey of the gradient boundary along the Red River in TX and OK. On Wednesday, ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Members of Congress need to know that tea partyers ‘are not going away’

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin this week says conservative grassroots activists nationwide aren’t slowing down but are continuing to demand that the men and women tea partyers helped elect follow through on their campaign promises, including a repeal of Obamacare; less government spending; better enforcement of our immigration laws; and more accountability in government agencies. These things and more, tea partyers will demand of their elected on Wednesday, March 15 with a “Day of Action” planned on Capitol Hill. Fox Business has the details: Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin on Wednesday said the ...

Tea Party Patriots Congratulates Scott Pruitt on his Confirmation as EPA Administrator

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, congratulating Scott Pruitt on his confirmation as the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. “Tea Party Patriots and our grassroots activists around the country congratulate Scott Pruitt on his confirmation as our next EPA Administrator. In his previous job as Attorney General of Oklahoma, Mr. Pruitt had a long record of trying to keep the federal government operating within its constitutional bounds. He stood with our supporters in the fight to repeal Obamacare and joined with other states to bring a lawsuit ...

Texas sheriff at expense of constituent safety narrows list of reasons to honor ICE detainer

The Lone Star State’s Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez trimmed the list of criminal offenses Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials give as justification to detain illegal immigrants, instructing her deputies to honor only a handful of the listed offenses and thereby excluding from detention an illegal immigrant accused of sexually abusing a young girl. The Daily Signal has the details: The sheriff’s new policy stipulated that only four exempted crimes—murder, capital murder, aggravated sexual assault, and human trafficking—would be grounds for her department to honor an ICE detainer. Unfortunately for the alleged victim of ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Judge Neil Gorsuch’s ‘elevation to Justice Gorsuch’ will be a ‘home run’

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in a recent column for The Washington Times writes President Donald J. Trump’s decision to nominate conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is perhaps one of the crowning glories of going to bat for our now-president. Read Jenny Beth’s commentary: Judge Gorsuch’s elevation to Justice Gorsuch will be a home run. A grand slam, in fact. And that means … it was worth it. All the long days, weeks, months, and years spent identifying, recruiting, organizing, and mobilizing millions of grassroots activists across the nation, in the service of filling the [Supreme] Court vacancy ...

Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. Mark Sanford introduce Obamacare repeal

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Republican Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina this week introduced an Obamacare-repeal bill that has the backing of the 40-member House Freedom Caucus – the support it potentially needs to get the ball moving on getting rid of the disastrous health-insurance laws weighing heavily on American business and families. The Daily Signal has the details: “We’re excited about the fact that it will finally be able to address many of the concerns that we’re hearing, whether it’s at town halls or personal calls from our constituents about pre-existing conditions, about how to empower the consumer in terms ...