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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 11/13/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, with first votes set for 6:30 PM. The House is scheduled to hold its last vote no later than 3 PM Thursday. The Senate also returns on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30 PM. The Senate 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, they took up and passed H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act. The bill passed by a vote of 242-181. Then they passed H.R. 3911, the Risk-Based Credit Examination Act, under Suspension of the Rules, by a vote of 389-32. On Wednesday, ...

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 ...

Tea Party Patriots Reacts to Senate Republicans Quitting on Partial ObamaCare Repeal Before Vote

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement reacting to today’s announcement that Republican Senators will quit before voting on a plan to repeal some portions of ObamaCare. “Promise made, promise broken. Once again, Senate Republican ‘leadership’ has demonstrated that its promises are meaningless. Today’s announcement that Republican Senators will quit before voting on a plan to repeal even SOME portions of ObamaCare is just the latest in a string of failures. When ObamaCare was enacted in 2010, Republicans on both sides of Capitol Hill vowed to repeal every word of President Obama’s ...

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 ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 8/14/17

CALENDAR: The House and Senate have both left for their August recess, and will not return until Tuesday, September 5. APPOINTMENTS/CONFIRMATIONS: Now that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has moved over from his position as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, that creates a vacancy in that office. For the first few days after the announcement of his move, there were suggestions that maybe President Trump was creating the vacancy so he could move Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Homeland Security, and then appoint a new Attorney General who, not having recused himself from the Russia probe, could fire Special Counsel Robert ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Obama administration predicts significantly lower health-care enrollment “The Obama administration predicted Monday that the number of people with health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces will be significantly lower by the end of next year than previous government estimates. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced that, by the end of 2015, 9 million to 9.9 million Americans probably will be in health plans sold through the federal and state insurance exchanges created under the health-care law. The administration’s expectations are as much as roughly 30 percent beneath ...

News Briefing for Monday, November 10, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare Architect: Lack of Transparency Was Key Because ‘Stupidity Of The American Voter’ Would Have Killed Obamacare “Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said that lack of transparency was a major part of getting Obamacare passed because “the stupidity of the American voter” would have killed the law if more people knew what was in it. Gruber, the MIT professor who served as a technical consultant to the Obama administration during Obamacare’s design, also made clear during a panel quietly captured on video that the individual mandate, which was only upheld by the Supreme Court because it was a tax, was not actually a ...