Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 4/16/18

CALENDAR: Both the House and the Senate will return Monday and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Tuesday, and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House passed two bills – H.R. 4061, the Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act, by a vote of 297-121; and H.R. 4293, the Stress Test Improvement Act, by a vote of 245-174. On Thursday, the House took up H.J.Res. 2, proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. It failed, by ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 4/9/18

CALENDAR: The Senate will return Monday and stay in session through Thursday. The House will return Tuesday and stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return Tuesday, with first votes set to begin at 6:30 PM. At that time, the House will attempt to consider five bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House will consider two bills – H.R. 4293, the Stress Test Improvement Act of 2017, and H.R. 4061, the Financial Stability Oversight ...

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Liz Peek: Why should non-citizens, who can’t vote, be given representation in Congress?

Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced its decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census leaving many liberals outraged. The census provides data that determines how billions of dollars in federal program funds are distributed and, most importantly, determines how many House seats each state has. Liz Peek has the commentary on Fox News: State leaders are increasingly choosing to allow a large portion of their populations to be people who have entered the country illegally. California, most conspicuously, has made that choice, granting ...

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What is the difference between a budget resolution vs. omnibus spending bill?

A budget — specifically passed as a "budget resolution" — is a guideline document wherein Congress lays out its spending priorities. It is not signed by the president, and has no force of law. But it represents Congress' agreed-upon spending levels for the multitude of federal government programs, and the Appropriations Committees in both House and Senate use the budget resolution to guide their work. An appropriations bill, on the other hand, actually appropriates money. It passes Congress, and is signed (or vetoed) by the president. It has the force of law. In ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 3/26/18

CALENDAR:  The House and Senate are both on their Easter Recess for two weeks. The Senate will return on Monday, April 9, while the House will return on Tuesday, April 10. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Monday evening and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 4566, the Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act, by a vote of 395-19. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 5247, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew ...

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Rep. Ralph Norman: This ‘atrocious’ spending bill does nothing to clean up the Swamp

The 2016 election was a mandate to change the status quo and drain the swamp. Republicans promised to repeal ObamaCare and cut government spending. Under President Trump, they did deliver on promises to cut taxes and replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with a constitutional conservative in Justice Neil Gorsuch, but the massive spending ‘boondoggle’ that just passed Congress shows that when it comes to spending, promises are not being kept. Rep. Ralph Norman has the facts: For starters, the massive spending bill increases federal discretionary spending by 13 ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 3/19/18

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, and is scheduled stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will come back on Monday, and will stay in session through Thursday. But remember, the deadline to fund the government is Friday, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the departure date slips by a day or even two or three – and once they’re done, both houses will be on their Easter Recess for two weeks. The Senate will return on Monday, April 9, while the House will return on Tuesday, April 10. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Tuesday, and ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 3/12/18

CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. The Senate will come back on Monday, and will stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Monday and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 4607, the Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act, by a vote of 264-143. On Wednesday, the House passed a Rule governing floor consideration of two bills. On Thursday, the House took up and passed one of those bills, H.R. 1917, the Blocking Regula...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 3/5/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both return on Monday, and both will stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Monday, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House passed two bills – H.R. 4296, to place requirements on operational risk capital requirements for banking organizations established by an appropriate Federal banking agency, and H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act. Then the House broke for the week, so that ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 2/26/18

CALENDAR: Both the House and the Senate will return from their Presidents’ Day recess today. The House will be in session through tomorrow, but the Senate will stay in session until Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return today, with the first vote set for 6:30 PM. At that time, the House will try to consider seven bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House will consider another bill under Suspension of the Rules, and then will consider two other bills ...

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