Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 2/19/18

CALENDAR: Both the House and the Senate are out of session this week for the Presidents’ Day holiday. They’ll both return on Monday, February 26. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House passed a Rule governing consideration of several bills in the queue. Then the House passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. Then the House took up and passed H.R. 3978, the TRID Improvement Act, by a vote of 271-145. Next up was H.R. 3299, the ...

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What to expect from President Trump’s ‘State of the Union’ address

President Trump will give his first ‘State of the Union’ address tonight, touting the GOP’s accomplishments and how Trump’s policies are building a safe, strong and proud America. We expect Trump’s speech will resonate with our tea party values and will give the American people hope in the new year. The president is likely to discuss five key issues and how the administration plans to handle these issues: 1. Jobs and the Economy President Trump is expected to talk about newly passed tax reform and the benefits it already has and will continue to have on ...

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Jenny Beth’s Journal: If Congress seeks to repair Obama’s ‘broken windows’, they must pursue FISA abuse scandal

One of the highest priorities in year 1 of the Trump Administration has been to enforce our laws, after years of ignoring politically inconvenient ones under former President Obama. In her latest column, Jenny Beth sees similarities between the alleged misdeeds of federal law enforcement officials investigating President Trump and the experience of Tea Party Patriots and other conservative groups who were targeted by former President Obama’s IRS for their political beliefs. The Washington Times has the details: It began early, when Mr. Obama ordered his administrat...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 1/29/18

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, and stay through Wednesday. Then House Republicans will go off to their annual retreat. The Senate will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. On Tuesday evening at 9 PM EDT, President Trump will deliver his first official State of the Union address. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: At 6:09 PM last Monday evening, the House voted on H.R. 195, the vehicle for the Continuing Resolution that had earlier that day passed the Senate. The CR passed, by a vote of 266-150, and was then sent to the President for his ...

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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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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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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 12/18/17

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 came back into session last Monday evening, and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 3971, the Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act, by a vote of 294-129. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 1638, the Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, by a vote of 289-135. On Thursday, the House ...

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Key changes in the tax reform conference report

Senate Finance and House Ways and Means staffers worked through the weekend last weekend to produce draft discussion documents. By the time the conference met officially on Wednesday at 2 PM, the negotiators had already wrapped up their agreement. For the most part, the conference report measure looks like the Senate bill. That’s not surprising, given that there’s less room for error in passing the final bill through the Senate – the more the conference report looks like the bill that passed the Senate, the better its chances of passage in the upper chamber. Tha...

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