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Jenny Beth Martin Testifies Before the Senate on the IRS Targeting Scandal

On July 29th both Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin, and Tea Party Patriots legal counsel Cleta Mitchell appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on oversight, agency action, federal rights and federal courts to give testimony on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups. Below is the video, and text of the testimony. You can see our complete timeline of Tea Party Patriots issues with IRS targeting here: http://www.teapartypatriots.org/irs-timeline/   Mr. Chairman, Senator Coons, members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify. As I’ve considered over the last few ...

Senate to Hear From Victims of Tea Party-Targeting Scandal

Atlanta, Ga. – Today at 2 p.m. ET, Jenny Beth Martin, the President and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, which had its tax-exempt status held up by the IRS for several years, will testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights, and Federal Courts, regarding the progress the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made in reforms since the agency's targeting scandal first came to light. "We waited 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days, put in thousands of man-hours, and spent tens of thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees to have our 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status approved by the IRS... and it was granted the day ...

Viral video calls for government accountability amid years-long IRS runaround

A viral video published Monday by the House Oversight committee documents the runaround IRS officials gave Congress following news the IRS targeted Americans for their political beliefs. President Obama went on the record in February 2014 claiming there is "... not even a smidgen of corruption" within the IRS and yet congressional inquiries have apparently revealed otherwise. IRS Chief John Koskinen told Congress the IRS would bend over backward to turn over all of former IRS Chief Louis Lerner's missing emails regarding the targeting scandal, even stating the IRS spent $18 million, 250 staff members and up to 120,000 hours "responding" ...

Questionable Obamacare claims could leave taxpayers in the lurch to tune of $2 billion

On Monday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) urged the inspector general to investigate the more than 700,0000 that claimed tax credits for purchasing health insurance but who never filed taxes -- a predicament that leads some lawmakers to believe the government shelled out more than $2 billion on fraudulent tax credits. Reports The Washington Times: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen alerted Congress to the 710,000 potential cheats in a memo Friday, in which he outlined his agency’s early experience with Obamacare’s first full year of operation in 2014. All taxpayers were required to file their returns or to request an ...

Jenny Beth Martin speaks at the Capitol Building.

This week has been a very busy one for Tea Party Patriots. Earlier this week Tea Party Patriots joined Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Mike Lee, Congressman Jim Jordan, Bill Flores, Senate Conservatives Fund, Heritage Action, and Club for Growth outside the Capitol building urging Congressional leadership to resist the temptation of reviving the Export-Import bank.  I appreciate these Members of Congress taking the lead in this fight. The lapse of the bank's charter earlier this year was a victory for our movement. It is critical we remain vigilant on this issue because leadership in Congress is working to reauthorize the bank. Out of $2.2 ...

Tea Party Patriots co-sponsors Media Research Center 2016 Caribbean Cruise!

Tea Party Patriots will be an official co-sponsor of the inaugural Media Research Center Caribbean cruise taking place next February. MRC has been a key ally of Tea Party Patriots, and a strong voice within the Conservative movement for many years. In addition to Tea Party Patriots sponsorship of the cruise it was recently announced that TPP co-founder Jenny Beth Martin would be featured as a guest speaker during the cruise. “Brent and the entire Media Research Center team have been such great friends of liberty. Tea Party Patriots is proud to co-sponsor this cruise, and I’m thrilled to be joining them on the trip!" said Martin. We can't ...

We are #AmericaProud

Today, Tea Party Patriots is launching a brand new month-long campaign about what makes us proud to be American. We couldn’t be more excited. Here’s how it will work: Once a day, every day for the month of July, we’ll focus on one thing that makes us proud to be American. On social media, you’ll notice us using the hashtag: #AmericaProud. We invite you to use the hashtag as well and join in the conversation! There are so many things about living in the United States that we take for granted every single day. We live in the greatest country that has ever existed. Our Founding Fathers providing us with a Constitution meant to protect life, ...

BREAKING: Americans don’t trust big government

Pres. Ronald Regan once famously said that “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Reagan may have uttered those words decades ago, but - according to a new poll – they still ring true today. An overwhelming majority of Americans don’t trust the federal government. A full 61 percent of American voters don’t have faith in the powers that run Washington. What’s equally startling is that trust among registered Independents has dropped 32 percentage points since 2002. For Republicans, trust has gone from 63 percent to 25 percent. When voters are asked about President ...

The Court Will Not Save Us From Obamacare (Jenny Beth Martin’s Op-Ed in The Daily Caller)

Today’s Supreme Court ruling is another disappointing blow to everyone who cherishes the rule of law, our Constitution, and limited government... Continue here.

Jenny Beth Martin: Time to end the Obamacare exemption!

Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin has a new op-ed at Breitbart News about last week’s Obamacare exemption rallies. On June 17, patriots from around the country gathered at their Representative’s or Senator’s local offices to protest Congress’ special exemption from Obamacare. At the end of the day, conservatives rallied at more than 500 offices around the country. As a result of the protests, five additional Congressmen have agreed to sign on as co-sponsors of H.R. 1953, also known as the “No Exemption for Washington From Obamacare Act.” Writes Martin: Our grievance is simple: we want Congress to participate in the law ...