Jenny Beth’s Journal: Pruitt declares end of “secret science” and scientists lambaste

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has been facing criticism lately from political opponents. What is the mass hysteria as of this week? Pruitt took a major step to end the EPA’s use of “secret science.” He proposed a new rule that would require the EPA’s scientific studies be available for public inspection and be able to be reproduced. It’s a step toward accountability and a cutback on countless expensive and unnecessary regulations; however, the professional environmental left has been criticizing Pruitt’s decision. The Hill has ...

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GOP moves forward to end Senate gridlock

As of now, hundreds of President Trump’s nominees are victims of Democrats using Senate rules to create gridlock and bottleneck the process. Republicans are now stepping in with a proposal to stop Democratic obstruction of these nominations. The proposal would cut the current 30 hours of debate time on nominations to eight hours in order to speed up the process, stop Democrats abuse of the rules and — most of all — stop wasting time on Senate floor to confirm these well-qualified nominees. The Hill has the story: The proposal from GOP Sen. James Lankford (Okla.) ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Thanks Senate For Voting to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, thanking the Senate for voting to confirm Mike Pompeo as our next Secretary of State. “Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund thanks the United States Senate for doing the right thing and voting to confirm Mike Pompeo as our next Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo clearly has the trust of President Trump and has done an outstanding job as CIA Director. He is already working with President Trump on highly sensitive negotiations with North Korea and shares the ...

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Anthem sees increased profits after selling fewer ObamaCare plans

ObamaCare is still a major drain on our healthcare system and our economy to the point where some insurance companies have decided to exit the exchange. Health insurer Anthem decided to sell fewer Obamacare plans and focus more on Medicare Advantage. As a result, Anthem saw profits increase to $1.3 billion compared to its first quarter in 2017. The Washington Examiner has the story: The company's profits increased 30 percent, to $1.3 billion, compared to the first quarter of 2017, according to its latest earnings report. "We are pleased with our first quarter 2018 ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund: Full Senate Should Pass Gridlock Reform to Stop Democrats’ Obstruction of Pres. Trump Nominees

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the Senate Rules Committee vote to pass Senator James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) Gridlock Reform proposal to stop Democrats’ abuse of Senate rules to obstruct President Trump’s nominees. “Americans are sick and tired of Senate Democrats abusing the rules of the Senate to create gridlock and unnecessarily stall President Trump’s well qualified judicial and executive branch nominees. The partisan games must end and that is why Senator James ...

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Students should stand for the Second Amendment

After a shooter took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many students and adults from the community of Parkland have come out in favor of gun control by organizing protests and student walkouts. While the activism of these young students is admirable and encouraged, they and the adults who support them are also sending another message — those who do favor the Second Amendment may be harassed for their beliefs. This week, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student was called out of class to be questioned by two school resource officers ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applauds EPA Administrator Pruitt for Bringing Accountability and Sensibility to “Once Politically-Driven Agency”

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt newly released guidelines pertaining to the use of scientific findings in the rulemaking process at EPA. “Today’s announcement by EPA Administrator Pruitt is long overdue. The EPA must have transparency and use peer-reviewed, objective science when crafting environmental policies that impact the lives of millions of Americans. The critics of this plan obviously have something to hide, which gives even more ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 4/23/18

CALENDAR: The House will return Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. The Senate will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Monday, and voted to pass two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 5192, the Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act, by a vote of 420-1. On Wednesday, the House passed a Rule for considering H.R. 5444, the Taxpayer First Act, and H.R. 5445, the 21st Century IRS Act. Then the House passed both bills – H.R. 5445, ...

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A quick look at tax reform working even after Tax Day

It's been four months since tax reform was signed into law and it is still a big winner for taxpayers, business and the overall American economy. The Daily Signal has the commentary: It lowers individual taxes, corporate taxes, and taxes on small businesses. Ninety percent of businesses are small businesses. They are truly the backbone of America’s economy. ... Under the new tax plan, the corporate rate has been slashed to 21 percent. That’s far from being the lowest tax rate in the world, but it’s still a huge improvement for American businesses. One ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Commends Rep. Sanford for Introducing the Penny Plan in the House of Representatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, praising Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) for introducing a bill in the House that would codify the Penny Plan. Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund is a longtime supporter of the Penny Plan and has included it in their Yellow Card agenda for the American people. “Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and our millions of grassroots supporters across the country commend Rep. Mark Sanford and his original co-sponsors for introducing the Penny Plan in the House of Repres...

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