Jenny Beth’s Journal: “Why is the Senate putting the cart before the horse” on illegal immigration

The Senate has spent most of the week considering the “best” possible plan for the “Dreamers” and how to protect them from deportation. What our lawmakers should be focused on is policy that actually secures our borders and protects the American people. The Hill has Jenny Beth’s commentary: Consider that virtually every proposal under consideration begins with the premise that this particular group of illegal immigrants — the “Dreamers,” illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children — must be shielded from deportation. They did not come ...

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Quin Hillyer: The Senate budget deal is overwhelmingly irresponsible

The Senate budget deal worked out on Wednesday should be vetoed by President Trump immediately – if it passes Congress, that is. The agreement would bust budget caps for military spending and it would create an explosion in domestic discretionary spending that is unaffordable to a nation already suffering from years of massive deficit spending. The Washington Examiner has conservative columnist Quin Hillyer's take on the so-called deal: A nation already reeling from years of massive deficit spending, including a demonic $666 billion deficit in the most recently ...

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The NFL refuses veterans group’s Super Bowl ad

The NFL has rejected a proposed television advertisement by a national veteran’s group which asks fans to show their respect during the national anthem. For the past few months, the NFL has generated controversy by permitting players to kneel during the national anthem or stay in the locker room. Many Americans are outraged by the disrespect shown by players kneeling during the national anthem and now the NFL seems to be refusing to allow veterans to exercise their free speech rights on national television. The Washington Examiner has the details: The group AMVETS ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 1/22/18

CALENDAR:   The House was set to be on recess this week, but those plans have changed as a result of the ongoing temporary partial government shutdown. The Senate will Monday, and stay in session through Friday.   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 the Rule for consideration of H.R. 3326, the World Bank Accountability Act, and H.R. 2954, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act. Then the House passed H.R. 4258, the ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 1/15/18

CALENDAR: The House will return Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. The Senate will also return Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Monday for a quorum call. On Tuesday, the House passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House passed two Rules, and then passed S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010. Then the House passed H.R. 4567, the DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017, under Suspension ...

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Thanks to President Trump’s tax reform, the Gig-economy is booming

There are nearly 24 million hard-working Americans who participate in the “gig economy," including Uber drivers, web designers, and contractor janitors. These are some of the smallest of small businesses and beginning next year, they will see large reductions in their taxable income thanks to President Trump’s historical tax reform. The National Review has the details: The media did such fine work, they actually persuaded the vast majority of Americans of a total fiction. According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, more than 80 percent of American voters ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 1/8/18

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will also return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was not in session last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return Monday, with the first vote set for 6:30 PM. On Tuesday, they’re scheduled to try to take up 15 bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House will take up S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Waters Rights Quantification Act of 2010. On Thursday, the ...

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Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director: California has “disturbingly” placed “politics over public safety”

As of Monday, an immigration law took effect in California, making it a sanctuary state and persistent opponent of President Trump’s immigration agenda. California has deliberately obstructed our country’s immigration laws and is jeopardizing the safety of Americans by passing a controversial law. The Daily Signal has the details: Under Brown’s leadership, California has become the leading opponent of President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda over the past year. In addition to SB 54, the state has enacted a slate of laws aimed at protecting illegal immigrants ...

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While most taxpayers’ are struggling, 1 in 5 federal employees’ make $100K+

With the United States buried in debt and our children already in debt before they can even read, people are desperate to know where their hard-earned tax dollars are going and are demanding transparency. A recent survey by OpenTheBooks.com fund found that the average salary of a federal employee exceeds $100,000 and roughly 1 in 5 of those government employees are earning a six-figure salary from taxpayer dollars. The Daily Signal has the details: Almost 30,000 rank-and-file government employees make over $190,823, more than any governor of the 50 states. ... ...

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Report: The United States Senate spent $1.5 million of your money since 1998 settling sexual misconduct complaints

The Senate Rules and Administration Committee released an itemized list of quietly settled harassment complaints and how much was used from its “shush fund” since 1998. The report revealed that $1.5 million of American tax dollars had been used in the chamber’s harassment settlements. The Daily Caller has the details: The report distinguishes between claims made against member-led offices and “other Senate employing offices.” Individual Senate offices have paid out nearly $600,000 in discrimination and harassment settlements, while other Senate employers paid ...

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