199 results for tag: National Debt


Rep. Mark Meadows: This spending proposal is disgusting and reckless

After eight years of reckless spending under the Obama administration, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer managed to strike a so-called budget “deal” that fails to serve the American people and only prolongs their suffering. Breitbart has House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows’ take on the reckless deal: The budget deal between Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell will increase defense and domestic spending by roughly $400 billion over the next two years; the Defense Department’s budget will rise by $80 billion and domestic spending will increase by $63 billion in 2018 alone. The budget deal ...

Quin Hillyer: The Senate budget deal is overwhelmingly irresponsible

The Senate budget deal worked out on Wednesday should be vetoed by President Trump immediately – if it passes Congress, that is. The agreement would bust budget caps for military spending and it would create an explosion in domestic discretionary spending that is unaffordable to a nation already suffering from years of massive deficit spending. The Washington Examiner has conservative columnist Quin Hillyer's take on the so-called deal: A nation already reeling from years of massive deficit spending, including a demonic $666 billion deficit in the most recently completed fiscal year, cannot afford this new profligacy. The new spending will ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Blasts Reported Congressional Budget Deal

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, responding to reports that Congress is close to a 2 year budget deal. “When will our so-called ‘Republican leaders’ ever learn to stick by their promises and previous statements? Republicans in Congress should step away from Chuck Schumer’s negotiating table and work to pass a budget that balances by making tough choices and eliminates our more than $20 trillion in debt. Anything less would be an abandonment of their promises to the American people. "It's really not that hard -- as the Penny Plan (endorsed by Senate Budget ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 10/9/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Tuesday, and will stay in session through Friday. The Senate is in recess this week, and will return next Monday, October 16. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work last Monday evening, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed the Rule governing consideration of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Then the House took up and passed H.R. 36, by a vote of 237-189. The only two Republicans to vote against outlawing abortion after 20 weeks were Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey. On ...

CEI Report: CFPB’s Structure is Unconstitutional and the Agency Actually Harms Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the controversial agency created at the behest of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and her far-left allies, is structured in an unconstitutional manner and despite it’s name and stated mission, actually serves to harm the very consumers it claims to protect according to a new study released by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. When the CFPB was created as part of the Dodd-Frank law during the Obama Administration, Senator Warren and far-left liberals pressed for a unique structure that would insulate the fledgling agency from the type of strict oversight from elected officials that marks ...

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 Suspension of the Rules. This is a bill that extends the expiring programs of the Federal Aviation Administration through March 31, 2018; provides certain tax benefits and individual tax cuts to individuals living in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; and includes the text of the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization ...

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 week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returns today, with the first vote at 6:30 PM. Tonight, the House is scheduled to take up eight bills under Suspension of the Rules. Tomorrow, the House is scheduled to take up H.R. 2824, the Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act. On ...

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 under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House resumed consideration of H.R. 3354, the eight-bill “minibus” appropriations bill. They considered 28 amendments on Wednesday, then on Thursday morning took a break from consideration of the minibus to take up and pass H.R. 3697, the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act. That bill ...