Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 10/1/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, and will stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will also return Monday, and will also stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back last Monday and took up H.R. 3823, the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act, under…

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/25/17

  CALENDAR: The House will return today, with the first votes held at 6:30, and will stay in session through Thursday, with the last votes scheduled for 3 PM. The Senate will return today, and is scheduled to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last…

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/18/17

CALENDAR: The House is in recess this week, and will return on Monday, September 25. They will stay in session through Thursday, September 28. The Senate will return today for a short week, and will stay in session through Wednesday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Tuesday and passed a bill…

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Tea Party Patriots Statement on Graham-Cassidy

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Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today regarding the Graham-Cassidy legislation that would repeal portions of ObamaCare. “After surveying our nationwide network of grassroots activists, we learned that the majority of our supporters do not support the Graham-Cassidy bill, and a supermajority still demand that…

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum: Repeal bill gets rid of Obamacare inequities

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) joined Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin Wednesday to discuss Obamacare-repeal legislation that would shift health-insurance funding from a federal level to a more local level via block grants to the states that governors would then have to administer. “What does this bill do? No. 1: It cuts taxes.…

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Senators to Congress: Stop the IRS from rehiring tax cheats!

Two Republicans senators said in a letter that it’s time to strengthen laws after the IRS rehired former employees involved in misconduct such as falsifying documents or using unauthorized access to taxpayers’ information. In their letter, Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina and Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming asked the Appropriations Committee panel that oversees…

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/11/17

  CALENDAR: The Senate will return on Monday, September 11. The House has canceled its planned votes for Monday because of Hurricane Irma, and won’t vote again until Tuesday. The House will stay in session through Thursday, and the Senate will stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned…

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New audit: $37 million in benefit payments sent to deceased veterans

A recent audit found the Social Security Administration made $37 million of retirement and disability payments to roughly 750 veterans who were already dead, resulting in millions of taxpayer dollars going to waste. The Inspector General for the agency said, in most instances, the Department of Veteran Affairs failed to send death information to the…

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Mr. President, Do NOT Give Congress a $2 TRILLION Blank Check!

With Congress returning to Washington next week after a month off, reports indicate that certain members of the Trump Administration want to raise the debt ceiling without passing critically necessary spending reforms or including items vital to our national security.  In fact, reports indicate the outlines of a deal already in the works: a $2 trillion increase…

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