Tea Party Patriots Action Press Releases

After an Impressive Opening in Theaters,
Feature-Length Documentary Innovation Race
Launches on SalemNOW

Compelling and Bold Award-Winning Film Proclaims that Protecting Patents and Intellectual Property Is Essential to Protecting our Freedoms “China is threatening American innovation and national security by exploiting weaknesses in U.S. patent protection, and Big Tech is letting them get away with it.” - Brig. Gen. (USAF Ret) Robert Spalding  Atlanta, GA – On the heels of an impressive debut in theaters across the nation, feature-length documentary INNOVATION RACE is available for purchase exclusively on SalemNOW. View the trailer here:InnovationRaceMovie.com “SalemNOW is a perfect place for us to begin sharing INNOVATION RACE,” shares filmmaker Luke Livingston. “Their audience has proven that they care about protecting our freedoms, supporting small business, and inspiring innovation. As more people view the film, they are motivated to put skin in the game and help protect inventors by strengthening patents.” INNOVATION RACE boldly explores the imminent threat of China exploiting weaknesses in U.S. patent protection and presents solutions for restoring our dominance in innovation, technology, and invention. Robert Ellis, General Manager of SalemNOW states, “When we heard about INNOVATION RACE, we knew we wanted to share this timely and essential message with our audience. The consequences of American citizens being uninformed on these issues is staggering and we hope to shine a bright light on both the issues and the solutions.” INNOVATION RACE shares a timely, dire warning of China’s commitment to using the weaknesses in our patent systems against us and features interviews with key leaders from both sides of the aisle. While the film feels like the plot to a blockbuster political thriller, INNOVATION RACE exposes why patent protection matters to all Americans and is a dire reminder that there is no prize for second place. Protection of inventions and intellectual property is guaranteed in Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution yet...
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Tea Party Patriots Action Urges House to Pass Legislation Ending Covid Emergency, Lifting Vax Mandate for Healthcare Workers

Atlanta, GA – This week, the U.S. House, with its new Republican majority, is expected to vote on a pair of pandemic-related bills. One bill, the “Freedom for Health Care Workers Act,” would end the Covid-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers employed at facilities that take part in Medicare and Medicaid. The other bill, the “Pandemic is Over Act,” would end the public health emergency put in place because of the covid pandemic. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: "The new Republican House is already putting some common sense back into Congress. The covid-related bills they are expected to vote on this week are not only necessary but long overdue. The first bill would end the vaccine mandate for health care workers. This mandate never should have been put in place. Choosing one’s own healthcare should be a matter of concern to a patient and his or her doctor, without government interference. There is no reason that healthcare workers should have been required to get the covid vaccine, and no reason they should be required to get vaccinated now. "The second bill the House is expected to vote on would declare the pandemic over, putting an end to the public health emergency. This is long overdue. A public health emergency is declared when an extraordinary event puts states at risk of a viciously spreading disease that needs a coordinated international response. The public health emergency for covid was declared three years ago. With natural immunity and the vaccine, we are leagues away from where we were three years ago, and life is returning to normal. Yet the government has kept the charade of a public health emergency to maintain pandemic powers. The House is right to put an end to this....
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Tea Party Patriots Action on Iran Nuclear Deal:
Goodbye and Good Riddance

Atlanta, GA – At a Tuesday press conference, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Iran had rejected the possibility of reviving the 2015 nuclear deal that President Trump withdrew from in 2018. “The Iranians killed the opportunity to come back to that agreement swiftly many months ago,” Blinken said. “There was an opportunity on the table that they rejected, an opportunity that was approved by all who were involved.” “One of President Trump’s greatest foreign policy achievements was killing the Iranian nuclear deal,” said  Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin. “When the Obama Administration signed the deal in 2015, Tea Party Patriots was the most active outside group opposing the deal.  We held a large rally on the Capitol steps that included then-candidate Donald Trump. Trump promised to kill the deal if he was elected, and he followed through on that promise in 2018.  As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden promised to revive the deal.  Thankfully, Biden has been unable to deliver on that promise.  Returning to the Iran nuclear deal would be a catastrophic blunder. The Biden Administration should simply admit defeat and publicly announce the deal is ‘dead’ as it should be. Goodbye and good riddance.”
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Tea Party Patriots Action Reacts to the Latest Twitter Files Covering the Russiagate Lies

Atlanta, GA – Today, journalist Matt Taibbi posted a Tweet thread covering the latest part of the Twitter files on Russiagate lies. The Twitter files are a series of internal Twitter, Inc. documents primarily dealing with censorship and decisions around censorship within the company. The 'Twitter files' have recently been made available to a number of journalists following the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk. In response to the latest report, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: "The Twitter files and the recent acknowledgement of the classified documents held in Biden’s possession for 6+ years makes it clear, the mainstream media is now state media pushing a narrative crafted by elected officials and unelected bureaucrats.  "The news sites unwilling to follow along are abused by so-called fact checkers which in turn harm their ability to monetize their products. Furthermore, these same abusers gaslight anyone who thought this sort of thing was happening and tried to talk about it, as well as anyone who disagrees with whatever the predetermined state media message of the day is."All of this has a chilling effect on those who want to be truthful, unbiased reporters, and citizens who want to freely express their opinions. I salute Elon Musk for shining a bright light on this unconstitutional abuse of power and suppression of basic human rights."
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Tea Party Patriots Action Applauds House Republicans for Defunding 87,000 IRS Employees

Atlanta, GA – Today, the U.S. House passed legislation that would defund the 87,000 IRS employees who were included in the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: “We applaud the House Republicans who voted to repeal funding for the 87,000 new IRS positions created in the Democrats’ Orwellian-named ‘Inflation Reduction Act.’ House Republicans made defunding the IRS employees their first item of legislative business, and rightfully so. During President Obama's time in the White House, Tea Party Patriots and other conservative groups were targeted by the IRS as part of a deliberate strategy of harassment and intimidation. TPP and our members have very good reason to fear an expanded, emboldened IRS – once again answering to a Democrat President. Defunding the IRS will protect our pocketbooks, in addition to safeguarding our civil liberties.”
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Tea Party Patriots Action Applauds House Passage of Rules Package

Atlanta, GA – Today, the U.S. House adopted the rules package that conservatives negotiated with Speaker McCarthy ahead of his election as Speaker. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement:  “We applaud the House Republicans who voted for today’s rules package. This package would not have been possible without the 21 courageous Members of Congress who insisted that Speaker McCarthy’s promotion be tied to these vitally important reforms. These reforms include restoring the ‘motion to vacate’ rules that were in place before then-Speaker Pelosi changed them in 2019, a cap on spending, the end of the ‘Omnibus,’ and a Judiciary subcommittee that will focus on the ‘weaponization’ of the federal government, among many other things. These reforms will empower positive change over the course of the 118th Congress.”   
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Tea Party Patriots Action to Biden: When It Comes to the Border, Why Don’t You Just Enforce the Law?

Atlanta, GA – Today, President Joe Biden is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time since becoming president. Biden's visit to the southern border city of El Paso, Texas today comes after an announcement that the administration is looking at new immigration rules and punishments for illegal entry. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: “With a wave of his magic wand and his first visit to the border, President Biden wants us to believe he’s a new man, with an administration newly committed to securing our border. We’re not fooled. His ‘new’ immigration policy is a wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing. Abusing the parole law as he has just announced he will do is no solution to the problem, it merely hides it – and, in doing so, it makes it worse! This policy is merely another in a long line of illegal and unconstitutional executive branch encroachments that steal for the executive branch powers not authorized by either the Constitution or the Congress. Worse, even if we were to overlook that, it will make the problem worse, not better, for it will further incentivize migration to and across our border. “Since Biden took office two years ago, more than 5 million illegal immigrants have entered our country. More than 300,000 flooded our southern border just last month. Fentanyl overdoes is now the leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 18 and 45. Biden and his administration have created an intolerable situation.“What we need instead is a policy that actually follows the Constitution and the law, secures our border, and acknowledges our sovereignty.”
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Tea Party Patriots Action Reacts to McCarthy’s Election to Speaker

Atlanta, GA – On Friday night, Kevin McCarthy was elected Speaker of the U.S. House. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: “We appreciate the courageous 20 Members of Congress who stood firm for structural reforms to improve how Congress functions. The courageous 20 showed a commitment to America and the Constitution as they worked to change the Rules of the House of Representatives.“I look forward to watching as Speaker Kevin McCarthy keeps his commitment to adhere to the Rules, which the courageous 20 Members of Congress have said are the best House Rules in our lifetimes, and the other parts of the agreement he has made with the 20.“Some across America, and many inside the chamber, saw the process as uncomfortable. Transformative changes to the status quo are never an easy process. Nevertheless, the Republican Conference showed a willingness to push through the discomfort to decentralize power away from the Speaker's position and restore individual Representatives' ability to represent their constituents. As such, this process has been good for the People's House and America.”
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Tea Party Patriots Action Slams TSA’s “Outrageous” Extension of Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate to Enter U.S.

Atlanta, GA – Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for foreign travelers. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: “The TSA’s decision to extend the Covid-19 vaccine mandate is outrageous, whether you consider it economically, diplomatically, or as a matter of human rights.  President Biden himself said the pandemic is over so the original justification for the mandate has lapsed.  Pre-pandemic, international tourism generated close to $2 trillion in U.S. economic activity, so denying entry to unvaccinated foreign guests is denying us untold billions in revenue.  And last but not least, as a matter of principle, no one should be forced to take a vaccine against their will, whether they’re an American or a foreign guest.  The Biden Administration is once again engaging in a gross abuse of power to no benefit.” 
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Tea Party Patriots Action Urges Republicans to Honor Voters’ Wishes: Oppose One-Week CR and Full-Year Omnibus Bill, and Instead Support CR to Fund Government Into Next Congress

Atlanta, GA — On Tuesday night, top appropriators in Congress struck a deal on a government funding framework critical to finalizing a mammoth year-end spending package. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the GOP’s lead negotiator, said, “If all goes well, we should be able to finish an omnibus appropriations package by December 23rd.”  The current Continuing Resolution (CR) funding the government expires on December 16. The House could pass a week-long CR as soon as today to fund the government through December 23 to buy time until the one-year omnibus is ready for a vote. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: "It is imperative that Republicans do not concede to the demands of Congressional Democrats in the fight over a government funding bill. Republicans need to hold firm — not for the sake of the party, but for the sake of respecting the voters’ will as expressed in last month’s elections. Congressional Democrats are prepared to throw the will of voters to the wayside so they can ram through their omnibus spending bill that continues their reckless spending spree as they fund the government for an entire year. This would completely undermine the wishes of American citizens, by stripping the duly elected incoming Congress from having a say in next year's government spending. Republicans should not help them. “Congressional Democrats are trying to ignore the will of the voters by passing a one-week Continuing Resolution, which would buy them enough time to pass a full-year omnibus spending bill. Republicans should oppose a one-week CR. They should only support a short-term CR of several weeks’ duration, funding the government long enough to allow the new Congress to be seated and act on behalf of their constituents. “No lame duck Congress has EVER passed...
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