168 results for tag: Abuse of Power


Ken Blackwell: “Strong patents are an American tradition”

Tea Party Patriots Action recently came out with a documentary – INVALIDATED: The Shredding of the U.S. Patent System – about the failure of our American patent system and the struggles inventors face. Family Research Council advisor Ken Blackwell, one of the experts featured in the documentary, discusses how so-called patent “reform” is actually undermining patent holders and destroying innovation.  Townhall has Blackwell’s commentary: The frustration comes in the stories these inventors told of how they believed in the patent system, played by the rules and still had their rights denied.  This undermining of their rights has ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 6/11/18

CALENDAR: The calendar is the same as last week – the Senate returns on Monday, and the House returns on Tuesday. The Senate will likely finish its work on Thursday, because that’s still a full workweek in the Senate, and the House is scheduled to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, and took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act. Then the House took up and passed a motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund: Iran Cheated on Nuclear Deal Commitments, President Trump Should Follow Through on His Promise to End It

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to reports that senior Trump Administration officials confirmed the authenticity of documents pertaining to Iran’s nuclear program released by Israel. “After years of pressing for an end to former President Obama’s terrible nuclear deal with Iran — a state sponsor of terrorism that we have said cannot be trusted to keep its word — we have finally seen proof that Iran has cheated, thanks to the work of Israeli intelligence agencies. We stood with then-candidate Trump at the Capitol in 2015 in opposition to the ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund: Full Senate Should Pass Gridlock Reform to Stop Democrats’ Obstruction of Pres. Trump Nominees

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the Senate Rules Committee vote to pass Senator James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) Gridlock Reform proposal to stop Democrats’ abuse of Senate rules to obstruct President Trump’s nominees. “Americans are sick and tired of Senate Democrats abusing the rules of the Senate to create gridlock and unnecessarily stall President Trump’s well qualified judicial and executive branch nominees. The partisan games must end and that is why Senator James Lankford is working to pass rule changes that will put an end to Democrats’ ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applauds EPA Administrator Pruitt for Bringing Accountability and Sensibility to “Once Politically-Driven Agency”

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt newly released guidelines pertaining to the use of scientific findings in the rulemaking process at EPA. “Today’s announcement by EPA Administrator Pruitt is long overdue. The EPA must have transparency and use peer-reviewed, objective science when crafting environmental policies that impact the lives of millions of Americans. The critics of this plan obviously have something to hide, which gives even more credibility to Administrator Pruitt’s effort to ensure that moving forward, EPA’s ...

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...