Tea Party Patriots Action Press Releases
House Subcommittee Hearing on Intellectual Property and Competition with China: Tea Party Patriots Action, Producer of INNOVATION RACE Documentary, Reacts
Atlanta, GA – Today, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet will hold a hearing entitled, “Intellectual Property and Strategic Competition with China: Part I." Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) recently produced a documentary about the weakening U.S. patent system and competition with China entitled, INNOVATION RACE. In response to the subcommittee hearing, TPPA Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement: "Winning the technology race with China is crucially important for America’s national security. While China is strengthening its own patent system and exploiting the weaknesses in ours, the U.S. is falling behind and discouraging inventors with an intellectual property system that works for Big Tech, and Big Tech only. “This issue is so important that Tea Party Patriots Action produced a documentary, INNOVATION RACE, to highlight the need to reform the U.S. patent system to restore U.S. dominance in the areas of invention, technology, and innovation. "In 2011, Big Tech giants lobbied Congress to change the U.S. patent system to benefit them, at the cost of inventors and America's technological competitiveness. What followed was a new bureaucratic kangaroo court that Big Tech uses to easily invalidate new and existing patents, overwhelming the original inventors with massive legal fees needed to challenge their claim to the invention they created. This is just one of many issues that the House subcommittee needs to address to help put America back in the forefront of innovation." The INNOVATION RACE documentary can be streamed through SalemNOW.
House Republicans Vote to Protect Retirement Security by Preventing Biden Rule from Diverting Retirement Funds into Political Plans
Atlanta, GA – Today, House Republicans voted on a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval to overturn the Biden administration’s Department of Labor (DOL) rule that allows private retirement plan fiduciaries to consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors when making investment decisions for their clients. This new Biden DOL rule overturned a Trump administration rule that kept retirement plan decision-makers (fiduciaries) focused properly, allowing them to use only financial factors in choosing investments for the funds for which they had responsibility. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement: “Over 140 million Americans have retirement plans controlled by federal government standards. The money in those plans is meant to do one thing and one thing only – secure safe and comfortable retirements by delivering the maximum return for the account holders. Investment plan fiduciaries shouldn’t be adding in ESG factors for the simple reason that it’s not their money. It’s not their place to choose underperforming ESG investments based on political agendas. Investment firms shouldn’t put politics over profits when it comes to retirement security, and they certainly shouldn’t be doing it because the government is forcing them to do so. House Republicans are doing the will of the people by voting to overturn Biden’s DOL rule. Now, it’s up to the Senate to decide if it will stand with the people, or with Biden’s political agenda.”
Tea Party Patriots Action Urges SCOTUS to Terminate Biden’s Illegal Student Loan Bailout
Atlanta, GA – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in two lawsuits against the Biden administration to terminate the administration’s $400 billion student loan bailout. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: “Today, in the cases of Biden v. Nebraska and Department of Education v. Brown, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in an extraordinarily significant matter. The justices will once again have the chance to stand up for one of the Founders’ foundational doctrines – the separation of powers, a principle that is necessary to the prevention of a tyrannical government. “Twice already – on his Covid vaccine mandate for large private businesses, and on the eviction moratorium – the Supreme Court has overturned Biden policies because the Court determined that his administration had overstepped its Constitutional authority and usurped the powers of the Congress. Today’s cases will give them the opportunity to do so a third time. “The Congress never authorized the president to have the federal government cancel the student loan debt of some 43 million debtors. Not only did the Congress fail to authorize it, the Congress explicitly chose not to authorize it – not once, but twice during the Covid emergency. “The stakes here could not be higher. Our founders agonized over the deliberate separation of powers. The Supreme Court should take this opportunity once again to stand up for that key principle.”
Tea Party Patriots Action Reacts to House Judiciary Hearing on Border Chaos in Arizona
Atlanta, GA – Today, at 2:00pm MT/4:00pm ET the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing in Yuma, AZ, to examine the crisis at the southern border. The Committee will also hear testimony about the effects of illegal immigration on the Yuma community. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement: "The southern border has been in chaos since President Biden took office. The surge is shocking — the monthly average for apprehensions of illegal immigrants crossing our border in 2022 was about FIVE TIMES the monthly average from the last year of the Trump administration.“With these hearings, the House Judiciary Committee is holding the Biden Administration accountable by exposing the humanitarian crisis and fentanyl epidemic that have resulted from Biden's border policies. We say it’s about time.”
Tea Party Patriots Action Reacts to Recent UFO Shootdowns: ‘What Are You Hiding, President Biden?’
Atlanta, GA – In the past three days, the U.S. has shot down three UFOs (unidentified flying object), though now commonly referred to as UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena). The most recent was shot down Sunday, 20,000 feet over Michigan's Lake Huron. This string of UAPs comes off the heels of the Chinese spy balloon that floated across America before being finally shot down. The nature of the recent three UAPs is unknown, and Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck, North American Aerospace Defense Command commander, would not speculate on its country of origin. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement: "What are you hiding, President Biden? Why won’t you just come clean with the American people and tell us what’s really going on here? “The Biden administration is no stranger to abuses of power. The latest example comes from its lack of accountability regarding the national security threat we all witnessed this past weekend. Last week, a Chinese spy balloon was allowed to fly from the west side of the country to the east before being shot down. That alone is grave cause for concern, but now three UAPs have been shot down in as many days. The Biden administration refuses to be transparent about what these UAPs were or where they came from. This lack of transparency from the Biden administration is unacceptable, especially considering the national security implications."Whether we realize it or not, we are locked in a competition with Beijing on the technology front, and we are losing. The recent award-winning documentary ‘Innovation Race,’ produced by Tea Party Patriots Action, explores the imminent threat posed by China’s exploitation of weaknesses in U.S. patent protection and presents solutions for restoring our dominance in innovation, technology, and invention. Unless our government acknowledges...
Tea Party Patriots Action: “State of the Union” Is Miserable Because of Biden’s Policies; House GOP Will Help Set Course Correction
Atlanta, GA – Tonight, President Biden delivered his annual State of the Union address. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement: “Contrary to President Biden’s assertion, the State of our Union is miserable, and the blame rests squarely with President Biden and the Democrats. Whether it’s record deficit spending causing the worst inflation in four decades, an ‘open borders’ policy causing a record stream of illegal immigrants crossing our border, or a weak foreign policy emboldening China and other adversaries, President Biden is always doing the wrong thing and American families always end up paying the price. “The most important issue facing our country is spending. We need to get spending under control and we need to do it now. The surge in spending and borrowing since President Biden took office is putting us at risk of a major debt crisis in the near future. Led by Speaker McCarthy and the House Freedom Caucus, the new House Republican Majority has promised to tie any debt ceiling increase to significant spending reductions. TPPA strongly supports this approach. Biden and his allies in the media will do everything they can to scare Americans about the House Republican strategy, but mainstream Americans who care about their kids’ futures inside and outside the Beltway need to stand strong. Our future – and theirs – depends on it.”
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...
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....
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.”
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."