4/07/14 – Legislative Update

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 4/6/14 House/Senate Action: Week of 3/31/14-4/6/14   The House will be in session Monday through Thursday this week.   The Senate will be in session Monday through Friday this week.   Both House and Senate will take the following two weeks off for the Easter Recess.   EXPECTED ACTION THIS WEEK:   The Senate will take up the Unemployment Insurance extension bill, H.R. 3979 upon its return Monday evening, for a cloture vote on ending debate and moving to final passage. The House will ...

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3/30/14 – Legislative Update

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House/Senate Action: Week of 3/24/14-3/30/14   The House will be in session Tuesday through Friday this week.   The Senate will be in session Monday through Thursday this week.   EXPECTED ACTION THIS WEEK:   The Senate will take up the “Doc Fix” in a roll call vote scheduled for Monday evening after 5:30 PM – just hours before the midnight deadline to avoid a 24% cut in reimbursements to doctors. The House will vote Tuesday to finalize a bipartisan, bicameral bill providing aid to Ukraine. The House will vote on a bill to require CBO to ...

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3/23/14 – Legislative Update

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House/Senate Action: Week of 3/17/14-3/23/14   The House will be in session Monday through Thursday this week.   The Senate will be in session Monday through Friday.   EXPECTED ACTION THIS WEEK:   With negotiations stalled on a bipartisan bill to find a long-term or permanent approach to paying Medicare physicians, congressional negotiators will move toward another short-term "doc fix" of nine months to a year. They must act by March 31 to avert an automatic cut to those payments.   Secretary of State John Kerry is to testify Tuesday ...

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3/16/14 – Legislative Update

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 3/16/14   House/Senate Action: Week of 3/10/14-3/16/14   The House and Senate will be in recess next week.   IRS REGULATIONS AND TARGETING:   On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a 141-page report excoriating ex-IRS official Lois Lerner for her involvement in the targeting scandal.   According to the report, she "was extensively involved in targeting conservative-oriented tax-exempt applicants for inappropriate scrutiny." The report includes nearly 100 ...

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3/9/14 – Legislative Update

House/Senate Action: Week of 2/24/14-3/9/14   The House and Senate will both be in session this week, Monday through Friday (first votes in the House not until Tuesday).   DEBO ADEGBILE NOMINATION: I’m going to lead this week with some positive news. Last week, we had a very short Legislative Update – we only covered one topic, the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. I gave you some background information on this nominee, and asked for your help in pushing phone calls to a list of targeted ...

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2/16/14 – Legislative Update

House/Senate Action: Weeks of 2/10/14-2/16/14 The House and Senate are both in recess this week for the President’s Day holiday.   IRS TARGETING: Last Tuesday, the House Ways and Means Committee met to mark up several pieces of legislation, including Chairman Dave Camp’s own H.R. 3865, the “STOP Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act” of 2014, which would prohibit the new rules proposed by Treasury and the IRS last November from being finalized for at least one year.TPP’s Jenny Beth Martin sent a letter to Chairman Camp supporting this legislati...

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Archived Legislative Updates

Here you will find past Legislative Updates. These are discussed weekly on the National Leadership Conference calls that a lot of you participate in. Thanks to the many leaders and patriots that bring these matters to our attention! Feel free to print these and use them to inform your local groups, meetings and events.   Legislative Update 9/17/2012 - Continuing Resolution, No More Solyndras Act Legislative Update 7/9/2012 - Supreme Court rules it ObamaTAX!, Avoid Sequester?, Fiscal Cliff Legislative Update 6/11/2012 - WIN in WISCONSIN!, CBO fudges debt, Blame ...

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