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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 2/19/18

CALENDAR: Both the House and the Senate are out of session this week for the Presidents’ Day holiday. They’ll both return on Monday, February 26. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House passed a Rule governing consideration of several bills in the queue. Then the House passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. Then the House took up and passed H.R. 3978, the TRID Improvement Act, by a vote of 271-145. Next up was H.R. 3299, the Protecting Consumers Access to Credit Act, which passed by a vote of 245-171. On ...

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 ...

Senate to Vote on Immigration Proposals that Break Pres. Trump’s Promises

By Chris Chmielenski, NumbersUSA   Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised a "fair" debate that allows both Republicans and Democrats to offer amendments, requiring 60 votes for approval, to a base bill that would grant permanent legal status and work permits to at least 700,000 young-adult illegal aliens. A number of proposals have already been offered (you can see a full list below), but none of these proposals, including the White House proposal, would keep Pres. Trump's promise to immediately end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery, secure the border, and make it easier to deport criminal aliens. Possible Senate ...

Tighter immigration enforcement is clearly needed

An illegal immigrant has been deported 44 times since 2001 which means he has managed to cross the border just as many times! He’s not the only one who has had double-digit deportations on his record, which is very alarming for the security of our borders. The Washington has the story:   Border authorities say they struggle to get some U.S. attorneys to pursue cases, and lawyers say the attempts aren’t worth the time. It often takes some indicator of gang or other criminal activity on someone’s record to tip the scales in favor of prosecution. Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council, which represents more than 7,500 ...

What to expect from President Trump’s ‘State of the Union’ address

President Trump will give his first ‘State of the Union’ address tonight, touting the GOP’s accomplishments and how Trump’s policies are building a safe, strong and proud America. We expect Trump’s speech will resonate with our tea party values and will give the American people hope in the new year. The president is likely to discuss five key issues and how the administration plans to handle these issues: 1. Jobs and the Economy President Trump is expected to talk about newly passed tax reform and the benefits it already has and will continue to have on Americans and American businesses. Trump will also talk about the administration’s ...

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 ...

Justice Department demands accountability from sanctuary cities

This week, the Justice Department demanded documents from 23 jurisdictions to see if law enforcement is sharing important information with federal immigration authorities and plan to issue subpoenas if jurisdictions don’t comply. The Justice Department is finally cracking down on cities that fail to follow the law, harbor illegal immigrants and jeopardize Americans’ safety. The Hill has the story: In letters sent to the 23 jurisdictions — including Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles, among others — the Justice Department said it was requesting that they provide "any orders, directives, instructions or guidance to your law enforcement ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 1/22/18

CALENDAR:   The House was set to be on recess this week, but those plans have changed as a result of the ongoing temporary partial government shutdown. The Senate will Monday, and stay in session through Friday.   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 the Rule for consideration of H.R. 3326, the World Bank Accountability Act, and H.R. 2954, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act. Then the House passed H.R. 4258, the Family Self-Sufficiency Act, under Suspension of the Rules. Then the House passed ...

DHS: Sanctuary city leaders should face criminal charges

The Department of Homeland Security has asked federal prosecutors to charge leaders of sanctuary cities who refuse to work Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and refuse to follow the law. The Trump administration has promised to crack down on illegal immigration and cracking down on city leaders who knowingly harbor illegal immigrants and deliberately ignore federal laws would be a big step. Fox News has the details: The Department of Homeland Security has asked federal prosecutors to examine the possibility of bringing criminal charges against leaders of so-called sanctuary cities, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told lawmakers Tuesday. ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 1/15/18

CALENDAR: The House will return Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. The Senate will also return Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Monday for a quorum call. On Tuesday, the House passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House passed two Rules, and then passed S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010. Then the House passed H.R. 4567, the DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017, under Suspension of the Rules. On Thursday, the House took up S. 139, the FISA Amendments ...