Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/25/17

  CALENDAR: The House will return today, with the first votes held at 6:30, and will stay in session through Thursday, with the last votes scheduled for 3 PM. The Senate will return today, and is scheduled to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last…

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/18/17

CALENDAR: The House is in recess this week, and will return on Monday, September 25. They will stay in session through Thursday, September 28. The Senate will return today for a short week, and will stay in session through Wednesday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Tuesday and passed a bill…

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Tea Party Patriots Statement on Graham-Cassidy

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Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today regarding the Graham-Cassidy legislation that would repeal portions of ObamaCare. “After surveying our nationwide network of grassroots activists, we learned that the majority of our supporters do not support the Graham-Cassidy bill, and a supermajority still demand that…

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum: Repeal bill gets rid of Obamacare inequities

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) joined Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin Wednesday to discuss Obamacare-repeal legislation that would shift health-insurance funding from a federal level to a more local level via block grants to the states that governors would then have to administer. “What does this bill do? No. 1: It cuts taxes.…

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Obamacare Repeal: Understanding the Graham-Cassidy Bill

The Senate parliamentarian has ruled that Republicans can only repeal ObamaCare with a 51-vote majority until September 30. After that, the reconciliation vehicle that allows them to avoid a Democrat filibuster will expire. Consequently, some Republican Senators – led by Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy – are pushing very hard for one last vote. Yesterday,…Read More

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/11/17

  CALENDAR: The Senate will return on Monday, September 11. The House has canceled its planned votes for Monday because of Hurricane Irma, and won’t vote again until Tuesday. The House will stay in session through Thursday, and the Senate will stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned…

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Anthem will exit Nevada’s ‘volatile’ Obamacare exchange in 2018

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Anthem BlueCross BlueShield will completely exit Nevada’s Obamacare exchange in 2018 after pulling out of exchanges in Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana due to the unstable individual market Obamacare has created. The Hill has the details: Anthem cited the “volatile” individual market as the reason it made a “difficult decision” to exit the state’s exchanges. “[P]lanning…

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