163 results for tag: Abuse of Power


Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applauds OMB-Treasury Agreement Regarding Review of Tax Regulations

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to reports that OMB and Treasury reached an agreement for OMB to review all proposed tax regulations from Treasury and the IRS. Chairman Martin called on the White House to ensure OMB review of Treasury and IRS tax regulations in a column for The Hill back in January of this year. “We applaud President Trump and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney for restoring regulatory oversight for tax rules coming from the Treasury Department and the IRS. For more than three decades, the IRS has evaded the kind of standard oversight of its ...

Sen. Rand Paul: ‘We need to figure out a way the FBI doesn’t insert itself’ into politics

The House Intelligence Committee has voted to release a classified memo to members of Congress, reportedly containing allegations of the FBI abusing a surveillance program to target a Trump campaign official during the 2016 presidential election. Democrats and some officials are fighting the release of the memo, but the decision to release it is ultimately in the hands of President Trump, and Republicans are calling on him to make it available to the public. The Washington Times has the details: Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday the FBI needs more oversight, and there needs to be some way to keep the agency out of elections. “Maybe we need to be ...

Dear Lawmakers: Release the Memo!

Members of the House of Representatives were invited to view a classified memo about U.S. government surveillance abuses. Many lawmakers are describing the information contained in the memo as “shocking” or “troubling”. The four-page memo supposedly reveals the Obama Administration’s abuse of warrants to spy on the Trump campaign in 2016 and oversight issues within the FBI. Townhall has the story: Some have linked the alleged abuses to that of the KGB. The debate now is whether to make this memo public. Democrats are against it, saying it’s an incomplete record that offers a “distorted view of the FBI”; the latter part of that ...

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 and their children from the administration’s tougher enforcement of immigra...

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. ... With the government paying the disclosed workforce $1 million per minute, accord...

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 out over $850,000. Listed violations include sex, age, and race discrimination, ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Congress inadvertently institutionalized a coverup culture

For several years, Americans have been footing the bill to coverup lawmakers’ sexual harassment incidents and silence victims. Our government has fostered an environment that influences reprehensible behavior without fear of consequence and now expects the Congressional Accountability Act and mandatory sexual harassment training to solve the issue. USA Today has a compilation of what people are saying about the Congressional Accountability Act: Jenny Beth Martin, The Hill: “In defense of Congress, the reasoning behind this rather convoluted dispute resolution process was that there could be scurrilous political operatives trying ... to target ...

Conservative leaders: AT&T, Time Warner merger is a threat to free speech

The proposed AT&T merger with Time Warner has several conservatives concerned that their free speech could be hugely impacted within our news environment. Jenny Beth Martin pointed out that Democrats’ obstruction of nominees meant the merger was not properly vetted by President Trump’s appointees. Other conservatives voiced additional concerns and even liberal lawmakers have also weighed in on the acquisition, creating an unusual alliance between conservatives and liberals who have reservations about the merger or oppose it outright. The Washington Times has conservative leaders’ remarks on the merger: “I think it’s pretty dangerous ...

Conservative leaders to McConnell: It’s time for you to go

Dear Senator McConnell, 2017 has been a disappointing year for the millions of Americans who fully expected, and had every right to expect real change in Washington. Republicans were given full control of the federal government. They – you – have done nothing. Worse, it is painfully clear that you intend to do nothing because, as is most apparent, you had no intention of honoring your solemn commitments to the American people. You were not going to “drain the swamp.” You are the swamp. You and the rest of your leadership team were given the majority because you pledged to stop the steady flow of illegal immigration. You’ve done nothing. ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: White House needs to use the ‘bully pulpit’ to make the case for border wall funding

According to reports, Reince Priebus, John Kelly, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, pushed for the president to strike a deal with Congress offering 800,000 illegal immigrants, known as “dreamers,” protection in exchange for legislation funding a border wall. Jenny Beth argues that President Trump should not break one major campaign promise to implement another. Instead, she believes the White House should use the bully pulpit to make the case for border wall funding. The Hill has the inside scoop: “Dreamers” refers to the roughly 800,000 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children who were the beneficiaries of ...