197 results for tag: Budget


Congress needs to focus on government spending

The September 30 deadline is fast approaching and House Republicans need to come up with an effective strategy that guarantees funds for a border wall and cuts unnecessary funding. Partial government shutdown looms and so far Congress hasn’t passed any 2019 spending bills. CNN has the details: The House and Senate have made more progress this year than usual toward passing spending bills through their respective chambers. But they have yet to merge any of their separate bills into final legislation that could pass both bodies and be sent to President Donald Trump for his signature in just four weeks. The pressure to complete that difficult ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Calls President Trump’s Rescissions Package “Good First Step,” Calls for Balanced Budget in 5 Years

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today in response to Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) introducing President Trump’s rescissions package in the U.S. Senate. “Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund thanks Senator Mike Lee for introducing President Trump’s rescissions package in the Senate. While we firmly believe that we must balance our budget in five years or less and end our massive debt, this package is a good first step that cuts billions of dollars in wasteful government spending. Our network of more than 3 million supporters hopes that President Trump will continue to press ...

Trump’s rescission package is a step toward fiscal responsibility

President Trump promised to make America great again and cutting unnecessary spending is a part of that dream. This week, President Trump announced that he would be asking Congress to rescind $15 billion of unspent funding in an effort to tackle the latest budget deal and work toward reducing the national debt. “We are grateful to the Trump administration for this rescission package and fully support its implementation as a good first step,” Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement this week. ”This is money that cannot be spent so it shouldn’t be spent. It should be returned to taxpayers as a down ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Grateful for $15B Rescission Package

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today released the following statement, expressing their gratitude to the Trump administration for taking the first steps to implement the $15 billion rescission package. “We are grateful to the Trump administration for this rescission package and fully support its implementation as a good first step. This is money that cannot be spent so it shouldn’t be spent. It should be returned to taxpayers as a down payment on future rescissions and spending cuts that the Republican congressional leadership has promised multiple times.”   ###

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 4/23/18

CALENDAR: The House will return Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. The Senate will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Monday, and voted to pass two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 5192, the Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act, by a vote of 420-1. On Wednesday, the House passed a Rule for considering H.R. 5444, the Taxpayer First Act, and H.R. 5445, the 21st Century IRS Act. Then the House passed both bills – H.R. 5445, the 21st Century IRS Act, passed by a vote of 414-3, and then H.R. 5444, the ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 4/16/18

CALENDAR: Both the House and the Senate will return Monday and stay in session through Thursday. 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 two bills – H.R. 4061, the Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act, by a vote of 297-121; and H.R. 4293, the Stress Test Improvement Act, by a vote of 245-174. On Thursday, the House took up H.J.Res. 2, proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. It failed, by a vote of 233-184 – remember, constitutional amendments require a two-thirds ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: House GOP should create and pass a rescission package

To make up for the passage of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, House Republicans are planning to pass a balanced budget amendment that would actually make things even worse. While their goal is to demonstrate fiscal responsibility — one of the main reasons why House Republicans hold the majority in the first place — Goodlatte’s balanced budget amendment doesn’t contain a simple spending limitation provision. If they really want to demonstrate fiscal discipline, they should throw out the amendment and call for rescissions of wasteful and unnecessary funds. Jenny Beth explains in The Hill: We shouldn’t spend money we don’t have. ...

Rep. Ralph Norman: This ‘atrocious’ spending bill does nothing to clean up the Swamp

The 2016 election was a mandate to change the status quo and drain the swamp. Republicans promised to repeal ObamaCare and cut government spending. Under President Trump, they did deliver on promises to cut taxes and replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with a constitutional conservative in Justice Neil Gorsuch, but the massive spending ‘boondoggle’ that just passed Congress shows that when it comes to spending, promises are not being kept. Rep. Ralph Norman has the facts: For starters, the massive spending bill increases federal discretionary spending by 13 percent, bursting through caps meant to curb deficit spending. Indeed, under a ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: The STRONGER Patents Act is a step toward reclaiming our role as the world’s innovation leader

Since our nation’s founding, a strong patent system that has treated intellectual property with the same respect as physical property has incentivized artists and scientists to invent, produce, and create freely. But in recent years, the United States has fallen behind other countries when it comes to innovation, dropping to 12th place in global intellectual property rankings. In her Washington Times column this week, Jenny Beth says the STRONGER Patents Act can help reclaim our role as the world’s innovation leader. Jenny Beth writes in the Washington Times: The greatest threat to our nation’s patent system is the “America Invents Act,” ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 3/12/18

CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. The Senate will come back on Monday, and will stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Monday and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 4607, the Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act, by a vote of 264-143. On Wednesday, the House passed a Rule governing floor consideration of two bills. On Thursday, the House took up and passed one of those bills, H.R. 1917, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act, by a vote of 234-180. And then they ...