Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 11/18/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both out of session for Thanksgiving. The Senate will return on Monday, December 3, and the House will return on Tuesday, December 4.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, and passed a bill under Suspension of the Rules. Then, also under Suspension, the House agreed to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2615, the Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act. On Wednesday, the House passed the Rule for H.R. 6784, the Manage Our Wolves Act. On Friday, the House passed H.R. ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Calls on Sen. Harris to Apologize for Comparing ICE to the KKK

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement calling on Senator Kamala Harris to apologize for comparing ICE to the KKK. When Senator Kamala Harris compared ICE to the KKK during her questioning of Ronald Vitiello, President Trump’s nominee to lead ICE, she confirmed a deep-seated animus for law enforcement that has been manifesting itself among Democrats more publicly in recent years. ICE officers risk their lives every day when they rescue victims of sex trafficking - they literally save women and ...

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Socialism Promises “Freebies” and Instills Economic Ignorance

After being elected, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated that she wouldn’t be able to afford rent in Washington, D.C. until her “government salary kicked in.” Does she realize her government salary is just a sugar-coated name for taxpayer dollars? Programs Ocasio-Cortez has advocated for are taxpayer-funded programs like “Medicare For All,” free college tuition, and free housing for the poor. After winning in her district and promising to hand out these “freebie” programs, one wonders if she realizes that these freebies are at the cost of others who work hard and ...

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Sanctuary City-Protected “Dreamer” Charged With Triple Murder

An illegal immigrant released from jail in a sanctuary city was later charged with a triple murder. The suspect was also a DACA recipient. The Washington Examiner has the story: Despite the administration’s opposition, House Democrats are expected to push for continued recognition of DACA “Dreamers” when they take power in January. ICE said that Perez was let go from a New Jersey jail because the facility does not respect ICE requests for prisoners who are illegal immigrants. ICE sought Perez in December, but he was released and ICE was notified. “Had ...

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Florida, This is All Too Familiar

Exactly one week after the elections, Florida election officials are recounting ballots for too-close-to-call gubernatorial and Senate races. After gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum conceded to Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund endorsed candidate Ron DeSantis Tuesday night, he turned around and demanded that “every vote be counted” when the margin of the race fell into the range of a machine recount mandated by Florida law. Meanwhile, in the US Senate race between Democratic incumbent Senator Bill Nelson and Governor Rick Scott the vote margin fell into the range ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 11/12/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will return Tuesday, and are scheduled to be in session through Friday.   TPPCF ELECTION UPDATE: Let’s begin with this caveat – there are still races that have not been called, so we don’t have a full and complete picture yet of everything that happened on Tuesday. But we do know that Republicans held on to their majority in the Senate, and actually increased it. Three Senate Democrats were defeated – Mike Braun defeated Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Josh Hawley defeated Claire McCaskill in Missouri, and Kevin Cramer ...

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Wins, Losses and Challenges Ahead

Tuesday was a night of wins and losses—for both sides—and the outcomes paved the way for a new set of challenges post-election. The GOP retained the Senate and the Democrats took the House. While Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, along with other conservatives, celebrated a victory for the gains in the Senate, many are asking what is going to happen now? Pelosi as Speaker of the House? Immediately after news of the Democrats taking over the House, Nancy Pelosi spoke in front of her supporters and told them she has no intention of stepping aside. Several Democr...

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Clearly, Money Couldn’t Buy Beto a Senate Seat

Beto O’Rourke faced off against incumbent Ted Cruz in a race for his Texas Senate seat, in a race that ended up being the most expensive race in American history. With all of the polls saying he would lose, O’Rourke still managed to raise $69 million in his race and spent about $59 million. Cruz had raised $40 million and spent about $33.8 million. Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund endorsed Cruz, who was able to hold onto a 3.3-point-lead to defeat O’Rourke. Becket Adams from Washington Examiner comments on the liberal media’s response: His defeat will no doubt ...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Thanks Matt Rosendale for Running a Strong Campaign

ATLANTA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today released the following statement thanking Matt Rosendale for running a strong campaign in the Montana race for the U.S. Senate. “Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund thanks Matt Rosendale for running a strong campaign in the Montana race for the U.S. Senate. Our grassroots supporters in Montana wanted us to endorse Matt because he is a strong constitutional conservative who is determined to reduce the size and scope of government. We are thankful for Matt’s efforts to move the conser...

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Thanks California’s Sean Flynn for Running a Strong Campaign

Atlanta, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today released the following statement thanking Sean Flynn for running a strong campaign in California’s 31st congressional district. “Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund thanks Sean Flynn for running a strong campaign in California’s 31st congressional district. Our supporters urged us to back Sean because he is a solid conservative businessman and philanthropist who looked to grow California’s economy with more jobs, less government spending, and lower taxes. We wish Sean all the ...

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