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Tea Party Patriots Urge Senate to “Keep Its Foot on the Gas” to Repeal Obamacare

  Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, urging the Senate to keep moving forward on the Obamacare repeal bill. “The Senate needs to keep its foot on the gas and build on the momentum for an Obamacare repeal bill that conservatives can enthusiastically support.  That’s what Senate Republicans promised and voted for in past years, that’s what they were re-elected on in 2016, and that’s what they need to deliver now.  There’s no turning back on this, if Senate Republicans don’t repeal Obamacare their majority will be in jeopardy and the last thing they want is to ...

New House spending bill includes provisions creating more congressional oversight of financial regulatory agencies

This week, the House Appropriations Committee introduced spending legislation with provisions that would add restrictions for financial regulatory agencies and cut IRS spending by $149 million. If enacted, the bill would give Congress total control over the federal government’s financial regulatory system and prevent those agencies from creating rules in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Additionally, the bill would prevent the Securities and Exchange Commission from creating a rule requiring corporations to fully disclose donations to political candidates and political action committees. The Hill reported: The ...

New government report reveals one third of “Obamaphone” enrollees may not even be qualified for the program

The “Obamaphone” program was created to help low-income families pay for cellphones at the taxpayers’ expense. A recent report indicates that the controversial programs is “rife with fraud.” The Washington Times has the full story: The program, run by the Federal Communications Commission, predates President Obama, but it gained attention during his administration when recipients began to associate the free phone with other benefits he doled out to the poor. Some 10.6 million people have an Obamaphone, but 36 percent of them may not qualify, investigators said after sampling the population and finding a huge chunk of people couldn’t ...

Tax reform hearings in the works for the month of July

The House Ways and Means Committee is making plans to meet and discuss tax reform in July. One hearing will focus on benefits for small business and the other will go over benefits for individuals and families. The Hill has the full story: Tax reform is one of the top items on President Trump and congressional Republicans' agenda. Brady and other congressional leaders on the tax effort have been meeting regularly with Trump administration officials on the issue — most recently on Thursday. "I think we continue to make good progress toward a single, unified tax-reform plan to be sent to the president's desk this year," Brady said. It’s time ...

Senate GOP healthcare bill faces opposition for not fully repealing Obamacare

Within hours after unveiling the GOP Senate healthcare bill on Thursday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) didn’t hesitate to take sides. Sen. Cornyn has publicly stated he would back the bill while Sen. Cruz has joined three other senators in opposing it. The Texas Tribune has the full story: “Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor," Cruz said in a joint statement with U.S. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. "There are provisions in this draft ...

Justice Thomas: Supreme Court refusal to tackle concealed-carry case ‘reflects a distressing trend’

Justice Clarence Thomas continues to pursue securing the Second Amendment right and says the decision to reject another call to decide whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns “reflects a distressing trend: the treatment of the Second Amendment as a disfavored right.” The Washington Times has the details: The justices on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that upheld the San Diego sheriff’s strict limits on issuing permits for concealed weapons. The high court decided in 2008 that the Constitution guarantees the right to a gun, at least for self-defense at home. But the justices have refused repeated pleas ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/25/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, 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. LAST TWO WEEKS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Two weeks ago, the House returned on Monday, June 12, and took up two bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, June 13, they took up H.R. 2581, the Verify First Act, and S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. Both passed. On ...

1.4 million legal identities stolen by immigrants

According to a new IRS report, about 1.4 million illegals are working under stolen social security numbers. Unfortunately, the IRS managed to identify only half of the 1.4 million people affected in 2015. The Washington Times has the full story: The IRS knows of 2.4 million people a year who file taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is generally given out to immigrants who aren’t authorized to work. But the IRS is not allowed to talk with Homeland Security to help agents identify who and where those taxpayers are. The migrants file their forms with their ITINs, but the W-2 forms they submit show valid Social ...

Conservatives respond to …

... Governor Christie’s $200 million pork barrel spending budget giveaway “Governor Chris Christie has sold his political soul. After a failed extortion attempt to get Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to fork over $300 million from their reserves to pay for his political pet projects, he has now capitulated to the pork barrel budget spending wishes of Democrats to get his hands-on Horizon’s money. It is the 11th hour and he is desperate. “Christie doesn’t care one ounce that his reckless healthcare money grab will saddle millions of New Jersey taxpayers and patients with more taxes, less healthcare and exorbitant legal ...

Poll: Basic freedoms important to most gun owners

A new poll released by the Pew Research Center shows that gun owners – more so than those who don’t own guns – believe constitutional rights are essential to preserve freedom. The Washington Free Beacon has the full story: The Pew Research Center's report on guns in America found that 94 percent of gun owners believe freedom of speech is essential to freedom compared with 92 percent of those who do not own a gun. Ninety-two percent of gun owners believe the right to vote is essential compared with 89 percent of non-owners. Eighty-nine percent of gun owners believe the right to privacy is essential compared with 86 percent of non-owners. ...