10 results for tag: FBI


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 ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 4/9/18

CALENDAR: The Senate will return Monday and stay in session through Thursday. The House will return Tuesday and stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return Tuesday, with first votes set to begin at 6:30 PM. At that time, the House will attempt to consider five bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House will consider two bills – H.R. 4293, the Stress Test Improvement Act of 2017, and H.R. 4061, the Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017. On Thursday, the House is slated to consider ...

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 ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 3/5/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both return on Monday, and both will stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Monday, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House passed two bills – H.R. 4296, to place requirements on operational risk capital requirements for banking organizations established by an appropriate Federal banking agency, and H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act. Then the House broke for the week, so that the late Rev. Billy Graham could lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda. THIS ...

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 ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: If Congress seeks to repair Obama’s ‘broken windows’, they must pursue FISA abuse scandal

One of the highest priorities in year 1 of the Trump Administration has been to enforce our laws, after years of ignoring politically inconvenient ones under former President Obama. In her latest column, Jenny Beth sees similarities between the alleged misdeeds of federal law enforcement officials investigating President Trump and the experience of Tea Party Patriots and other conservative groups who were targeted by former President Obama’s IRS for their political beliefs. The Washington Times has the details: It began early, when Mr. Obama ordered his administration to use TARP - meant to bail out financial institutions - to take over GM and ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 1/29/18

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, and stay through Wednesday. Then House Republicans will go off to their annual retreat. The Senate will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. On Tuesday evening at 9 PM EDT, President Trump will deliver his first official State of the Union address. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: At 6:09 PM last Monday evening, the House voted on H.R. 195, the vehicle for the Continuing Resolution that had earlier that day passed the Senate. The CR passed, by a vote of 266-150, and was then sent to the President for his signature. And then they were done. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: It’s going ...

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 ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 1/8/18

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will also return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was not in session last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return Monday, with the first vote set for 6:30 PM. On Tuesday, they’re scheduled to try to take up 15 bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House will take up S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Waters Rights Quantification Act of 2010. On Thursday, the House will take up S. 139, the FISA Amendments Authorization Act of 2017. And ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 12/18/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will also return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session last Monday evening, and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 3971, the Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act, by a vote of 294-129. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 1638, the Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, by a vote of 289-135. On Thursday, the House took up and passed H.R. 2396, the Privacy Notification Technical Clarification ...