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Tea Party Patriots: Undoing House Earmark Ban “Show of Callous Cynicism and Hypocrisy”

Reacting to reports that Reps. John Culberson of Texas, Mike Rogers of Alabama and Tom Rooney of Florida are pushing a proposal to undo the House ban on earmarks, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: "Any Member of Congress who votes to bring back old-school, back-room, pork-barrel spending through earmarks is putting him or herself firmly against the American people who just elected Donald Trump president, as he campaigned emphatically on the issue of draining the swamp in Washington. Did they learn nothing at all from these elections? People are tired of ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 11/13/16

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, November 14, with votes postponed until 6:30 PM, and will stay in session through Thursday, with no votes scheduled later than 3 PM. The Senate will return on Tuesday, November 15, with the first vote set for 5:30 PM. They are scheduled to stay in session through Friday. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: When the House reconvenes on Monday, they’ll move to take up eight bills on the Suspension Calendar.  On Tuesday, they’ll move to take up another four bills on the Suspension Calendar, including the Iran Sanctions Extension Act, sponsored by CA Republican Ed Royce, the Chairman of the House ...

Prager University: No, getting rid of the electoral college is not the answer

Donald Trump bested Hillary Clinton as far as the electoral college goes but appears to have lost the popular vote (a number of states are still counting ballots for a final tally) – something that has some questioning our system of government and wanting to do away with the electoral college altogether. Here’s why that’s a bad idea. Prager University has the details: The President and Vice President of the United States are not chosen by a nationwide, popular vote of the American people; rather, they are chosen by 538 electors. This process is spelled out in the United States Constitution. Why didn’t the Founders just make it easy, and ...

Trump eyes the border, healthcare, jobs

President-elect Donald Trump Thursday after a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) laid out his priorities upon inauguration. The Washington Examiner has the story: "We're going to look very strongly at immigration ... the border," he told reporters in the Senate when asked to name the top issues he wants to tackle. "We'll look very strongly at healthcare, and jobs, big league jobs." … Trump made immigration a cornerstone of his campaign, and has promised repeatedly to build a wall to keep out illegal immigrants. Some of his aides have walked that promise back and said it implies a tougher overall stance on immigratio...

Stocks jump to near-record highs on heels of Trump victory

Stock prices jumped Wednesday following President-elect Donald Trump’s election victory and are holding steady after dropping on Election Day amid uncertainty. USA Today has the story: Traders also appear to be evaluating the potential economic benefits from Trump's plans to cut taxes and spend money on infrastructure projects that would put Americans to work, Martin Gilbert, CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, said via email. "The increased prospect of tax cuts and a generally pro-growth set of policies from Trump, aided by the Republican clean sweep of Congress, has seen some of the initial (kneejerk) reaction (to sell stocks) to reverse," ...

Republican Congress has its sights set on Obamacare

Repealing Obamacare will sit atop the agenda come January, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the heels of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s victory. Newsweek has the story: "It’s a pretty high item on our agenda," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters at a press conference in the Capitol Wednesday afternoon. "And I would be shocked if we didn’t move forward, keeping our commitment to the American people." "It is the single worst piece of legislation among many bad pieces of legislation passed in the first two years of the Obama presidency," added McConnell, who will maintain his post at the helm of the Senate ...

Legal expert thanks senators for ‘giving the American people a voice in filling the vacancy left by Justice Scalia’

Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel Carrie Severino today expressed her gratitude for those senators who refused to consider President Obama’s liberal Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in the hopes of confirming a nominee more suited to fill Justice Antonin’s Scalia’s vacant seat on the bench. The Washington Examiner has the story: The power to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court was a major factor in 21 percent of voters' decisions on Election Day, and a majority of those voters, 57 percent to 40 percent, pulled the lever for Trump, according to an ABC News exit poll. Carrie Severino, the chief counsel and policy director for the ...

Policy expert: American middle class in ‘deep trouble’ over Obamacare premium increases

Americans enrolled in Obamacare will ring in the new year with Obamacare premium hikes whose deductibles under the silver plan – on average – are nearly $3,600 for singles nearly $7,500 for families. And, while those who make up to $47,080 will have help with their premiums, those who make more than $47,080 will have no help and be forced decide whether to drop their health insurance altogether. CNS News has the commentary: But a large chunk of the American middle class earns too much (more than 400 percent of the poverty level) to qualify for either the premium tax credits or the cost-sharing subsidies. If these persons don’t have, or ...

Who do you want deciding whether you or your loved one lives or dies?

“The bill is passed.” These are the words of then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) after the monstrosity that is Obamacare was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives more than six years ago. For some, the words might as well have been “The die is cast,” as Pelosi’s words sounded the impending death knell of individual autonomy in personal healthcare decisions. Our exclusive video titled “The Determinators: Whoever Pays Holds the Power to Decide” exposes Obamacare for what it really is: The start of a nationwide system whereby bureaucrats put a price tag on peoples’ lives, giving a person the thumbs up or down. ...

Daily Signal: Projected 2017 Obamacare deductibles ‘breathtaking’

Those who make slightly more than $47,000 a year aren’t eligible for a subsidy that would decrease one’s Obamacare premiums and, considering the shockingly high deductibles Obamacare enrollees face in 2017, it’s no wonder participants are avoiding the doctor’s office as recent reports allege. The Daily Signal has the details: For people enrolled in the health care exchanges, with annual incomes between 100 and 400 percent of the poverty line (between $11,770 and $47,080), the taxpayer subsidies will pick up a progressively larger share of the insurance premium costs as one goes down the income scale. For a person enrolled in the ...