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 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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Will Republicans Fight For Their Voters? Or Will They Cave?

By Jenny Beth Martin There is a conservative majority that voted to put Republicans in power. When the act of voting is divorced from the conduct of governing, voters begin to ask, what is the point of voting? These conservative voters gave Republicans control of a unified government – at least in name…but the policies…

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 8/28/17

CALENDAR: The House and Senate have both left for their August recess, and will not return until Tuesday, September 5. DEBT CEILING: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has advised Congress that he will reach the limit of his ability to use what he calls “extraordinary measures” – what regular people call “smoke and mirrors” – to…

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 8/14/17

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CALENDAR: The House and Senate have both left for their August recess, and will not return until Tuesday, September 5. APPOINTMENTS/CONFIRMATIONS: Now that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has moved over from his position as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, that creates a vacancy in that office. For the first few…

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Freedom Caucus chairman wants the corporate tax rate to drop down to teens

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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) wants Congress to pass legislation that would drop the corporate tax rate from the current 35 percent down to the teens. The Hill has the scoop: “I don’t want to nibble around the edges,” Meadows said Wednesday at an event hosted by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a group…

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Federal deficit up 25 percent over last year

Our federal deficit is growing, this year spiking to nearly $590 billion – up 25 percent over last year – according to the latest Congressional Budget Office estimate. The Washington Examiner has the details: The federal deficit for fiscal 2016 jumped to $588 billion, $149 billion bigger than last year’s, the Congressional Budget Office estimated…

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