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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 6/11/18

CALENDAR: The calendar is the same as last week – the Senate returns on Monday, and the House returns on Tuesday. The Senate will likely finish its work on Thursday, because that’s still a full workweek in the Senate, and the House is scheduled to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, and took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act. Then the House took up and passed a motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program ...

News flash: Wages are rising, jobs are abundant and the economy is ‘booming’

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released an updated jobs report that showed the nationwide unemployment rate falling to 3.8 percent. The best news: there’s an abundance of jobs. Thanks to President Trump, wages are rising and the country finally has confidence in our economy again! The Washington Examiner has the details: The good news is not confined to the fact that there is an abundance of jobs. Wages are rising, too. For the first time since the National Federation of Independent Business began surveying about wages in 1986, 35 percent of small business owners increased compensation last month. ... Remember, the day after ...

Citizens Fund Endorses Mark Sanford in SC-01

ATLANTA, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today released the following statement, announcing that the Super PAC associated with the nation’s largest Tea Party group has endorsed Mark Sanford for Congress in South Carolina’s 1st congressional district: “In South Carolina’s 1st congressional district, the choice for conservatives is clear – Mark Sanford. “Mark has been a strong constitutional conservative ever since he first came to Congress. He is determined to stop spending money we don’t have, and has worked to reduce the size and scope of government. He supports reducing taxes to leave ...

Jenny Beth Martin: “In West Virginia, Patrick Morrisey is the clear conservative choice for the United States Senate”

Patrick Morrisey is a strong constitutional conservative who wants to dismantle big government and with so many politicians in Washington stuck in the swamp, the Senate could use a man like Patrick. He doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk and it’s no surprise that the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund has endorsed him in the West Virginia Senate Republican Primary. Breitbart has the details: “In West Virginia, Patrick Morrisey is the clear conservative choice for the United States Senate,” Martin said. The Tea Party Patriots president continued: On the issues, Patrick is a strong constitutional conservative. He wants to ...

Liz Peek: Why should non-citizens, who can’t vote, be given representation in Congress?

Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced its decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census leaving many liberals outraged. The census provides data that determines how billions of dollars in federal program funds are distributed and, most importantly, determines how many House seats each state has. Liz Peek has the commentary on Fox News: State leaders are increasingly choosing to allow a large portion of their populations to be people who have entered the country illegally. California, most conspicuously, has made that choice, granting sanctuary to illegal residents and granting such people numerous benefits and ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applauds Pres. Trump for Nominating Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, praising President Trump’s choice of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as our next Secretary of State. “Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and our network of 3 million activists applaud President Trump for naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his next Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo is a good man who seems to have clarity on the threat posed by Iran and the dangerous precedent set by former President Obama’s terrible nuclear deal with Iran. We are encouraged that Secretary-designate Pompeo will be a strong voice to help President Trump keep ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 2/26/18

CALENDAR: Both the House and the Senate will return from their Presidents’ Day recess today. The House will be in session through tomorrow, but the Senate will stay in session until Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return today, with the first vote set for 6:30 PM. At that time, the House will try to consider seven bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House will consider another bill under Suspension of the Rules, and then will consider two other bills – H.R. 4296, to place requirements on operational risk capital requirements ...

Democrats’ fear-mongering tax reform tactics have backfired

After weeks of Democrats – like Nancy Pelosi – falsely claiming President Trump’s tax reforms are little more than “crumbs” and “scraps” for the American people, more recent polling in February show hard-working Americans are discovering they aren’t telling the truth. After millions of workers noticed a bump in their income, a majority of Americans now support President Trump’s tax reform plan. Townhall has the details: This is about as clean a political win as you're going to see these days, so Republicans are absolutely right to be pressing their advantage.  They've earned it.  They withstood weeks of withering and punishing ...

Daily Signal: Spending cuts are better for the economy than tax hikes

Thanks to President Trump, the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a great first step to reviving business confidence in the U.S and boosting economic growth. However, if the Republican party doesn’t follow through on their campaign promise to minimize spending, America will take two giant leaps backward. The Daily Signal has the details: Some point to the deficit as a reason to raise taxes. But new research shows that spending cuts are superior to tax hikes when it comes to reducing the deficit. This should embolden lawmakers to pursue spending reductions in this year’s budget resolution, giving particular focus to reducing entitlem...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: “Why is the Senate putting the cart before the horse” on illegal immigration

The Senate has spent most of the week considering the “best” possible plan for the “Dreamers” and how to protect them from deportation. What our lawmakers should be focused on is policy that actually secures our borders and protects the American people. The Hill has Jenny Beth’s commentary: Consider that virtually every proposal under consideration begins with the premise that this particular group of illegal immigrants — the “Dreamers,” illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children — must be shielded from deportation. They did not come here illegally of their own free will. They were brought here as children. It ...