47 results for tag: Legislative Updates


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 ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 4/30/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess this week. Both House and Senate will return to work on Monday, May 7. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Tuesday and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed both H.R. 3144, to provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power Plant System, and H.R. 5447, the Music Modernization Act. On Thursday and Friday, the House considered H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act. On Friday, the House passed the bill by a vote of 393-13. Later on Friday, the House considered H.Res. 856, a motion to establish a Select ...

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 Reacts to President Trump’s ‘State of the Union’ Address

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement tonight, reacting to President Trump's first State of the Union address. “Tonight, President Trump reminded the American people of the record-setting successes we’ve seen during his first year in office and laid out important priorities that will help us to continue build a country that is safe, strong and proud. Good things happen when leaders actually keep their promises to the voters. The president’s tax cuts and extensive deregulation efforts have unleashed prosperity by reducing the burden of government in our lives after eight ...

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 ...

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director: California has “disturbingly” placed “politics over public safety”

As of Monday, an immigration law took effect in California, making it a sanctuary state and persistent opponent of President Trump’s immigration agenda. California has deliberately obstructed our country’s immigration laws and is jeopardizing the safety of Americans by passing a controversial law. The Daily Signal has the details: Under Brown’s leadership, California has become the leading opponent of President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda over the past year. In addition to SB 54, the state has enacted a slate of laws aimed at protecting illegal immigrants and their children from the administration’s tougher enforcement of immigra...

Key changes in the tax reform conference report

Senate Finance and House Ways and Means staffers worked through the weekend last weekend to produce draft discussion documents. By the time the conference met officially on Wednesday at 2 PM, the negotiators had already wrapped up their agreement. For the most part, the conference report measure looks like the Senate bill. That’s not surprising, given that there’s less room for error in passing the final bill through the Senate – the more the conference report looks like the bill that passed the Senate, the better its chances of passage in the upper chamber. That’s not to say there were no changes from the Senate bill. There were. The ...

Tea Party Patriots Applaud President Trump’s Comprehensive Iran Strategy

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today after President Trump’s speech laying out his comprehensive Iran strategy. “Tea Party Patriots and our supporters across the country applaud President Trump’s comprehensive Iran strategy laid out in his speech today, and for bucking the DC Establishment and keeping his promise to decertify the terrible nuclear deal with Iran. We were proud to stand in front of the U.S. Capitol, with thousands of grassroots activists in 2015, and with then-candidate Donald Trump, to call on Congress to oppose this terrible deal with Iran that endangers our ...

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 ...

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 ...