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Tea Party Patriots: House GOP members fail to repeal Obamacare

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the failed attempt by House GOP members to repeal and replace Obamacare. “The AHCA failed to garner the necessary votes from the House GOP for the simple reason that it failed to repeal the core elements of ObamaCare – the insurance company mandates (‘Guaranteed Issue,’ ‘Community Rating,’ and ‘Essential Health Benefits’) that are driving up the costs of health insurance even as they drive down the quality of care – and, as such, failed to live up to the promise to repeal ObamaCare ‘root and branch....

Tea Party Patriots: GOP “repeal” bill falls far short of repealing Obamacare as promised

Tea Party Patriots and our supporters remain overwhelmingly opposed to the Obamacare repeal attempt the House Republican leadership is currently advancing. Even with the GOP Leadership's amendments, the American Health Care Act falls far short of fully repealing Obamacare. Our goal is to amend this bill so that we can support it. But gaining our support would require meaningful changes, including removing the tax credits (which, incidentally, look a lot like the Obamacare subsidies) and repealing the insurance company mandates. We are also in favor of rejecting the Senate Parliamentarian's advice, if necessary, to move forward with a bill that ...

Tea Party Patriots: Trump Administration Budget a Good Start

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the Trump Administration’s first budget blueprint. “The budget released by the Trump Administration today is a good start. It makes substantial cuts to ineffective programs and eliminates entire agencies that are unnecessary or wasteful uses of taxpayer funds. This is the boldest budget put out by a White House in recent memory and they deserve credit for making difficult choices. But there is much more work to be done if we are going to eliminate our nearly $20 trillion national debt. The fact is, former President ...

Tea Party Patriots: IRS Must Immediately Release All New Documents Potentially Related to Targeting

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, in response to reports that the IRS found new documents potentially related to the agency's targeting scandal, in which conservatives were targeted for their political beliefs under the Obama Administration. "Years after the Obama Justice Department refused to conduct any real investigation of the IRS targeting scandal, in which conservatives were targeted for their political beliefs, and during which former president Obama laughed it off and claimed there was ‘not a smidgen’ of corruption at the IRS, and years after IRS Commissioner Koskinen ...

Tea Party Patriots: Gov. Christie’s $300M Money Grab From Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Customers is Wrong

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to Gov. Chris Christie’s (R-NJ) proposal to take insurance premiums from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey for a new government program. “Governor Christies’ scheme to grab $300 million from the reserve funding of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield is wrong. It is the very essence of government overreach. It would hike premiums, create more risk for the New Jersey health insurance market, and undermine healthcare for all New Jersey tax payers. This scheme appears to be nothing but a PR stunt and a power grab by ...

Tea Party Patriots: Senators Should Support Fair Hearing & Up or Down Vote on Judge Gorsuch

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to a press conference held by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Ed Markey (D-MA) regarding well-qualified Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. “Judge Neil Gorsuch is exceptionally qualified to be our next Supreme Court justice, which is why there is strong bipartisan support for his nomination. Senators Patty Murray, Jeff Merkley and Ed Markey are simply doing the bidding of the radical, extreme left, who are only interested in creating gridlock in Congress. Senators on both sides of the aisle ...

Tea Party Patriots to House Republicans: Full Repeal Means Full Repeal

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the health care bill released last night by House Republicans. “Since Obamacare was passed into law over the objections of conservatives and Republicans in 2010, congressional Republicans have promised that they will repeal Obamacare completely. Now, in 2017, they finally have control of both chambers of Congress and a Republican administration that will sign a bill achieving our long term goal of repealing Obamacare ‘root and branch.’ The time to deliver on that promise is now. "The bill that House Republicans ...

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.” ###

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 ...

Tea Party Patriots Congratulates Mick Mulvaney on his Confirmation as OMB Director

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, congratulating Rep. Mick Mulvaney on his confirmation as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. “Tea Party Patriots and our network of supporters across the country congratulate Rep. Mick Mulvaney on his confirmation as the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The OMB Director has huge influence not only on the size and scope of the budget, but also on the regulations our federal agencies produce. Mick is well-known around Washington as a fiscal hawk. As a Congressman, he voted against raising the debt ...