17 results for tag: Senate


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 ...

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 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 1/8/18

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 was not in session last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return Monday, with the first vote set for 6:30 PM. On Tuesday, they’re scheduled to try to take up 15 bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House will take up S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Waters Rights Quantification Act of 2010. On Thursday, the House will take up S. 139, the FISA Amendments Authorization Act of 2017. And ...

Report: The United States Senate spent $1.5 million of your money since 1998 settling sexual misconduct complaints

The Senate Rules and Administration Committee released an itemized list of quietly settled harassment complaints and how much was used from its “shush fund” since 1998. The report revealed that $1.5 million of American tax dollars had been used in the chamber’s harassment settlements. The Daily Caller has the details: The report distinguishes between claims made against member-led offices and “other Senate employing offices.” Individual Senate offices have paid out nearly $600,000 in discrimination and harassment settlements, while other Senate employers paid out over $850,000. Listed violations include sex, age, and race discrimination, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Senate Democrats continue to delay nominee votes

During the Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush administrations, the Senate had confirmed almost two-thirds of their nominees. This Senate, however, hasn’t confirmed even half of President Trump’s qualified nominees. Senate Democrats have been abusing its antiquated Senate rules to cause gridlock and delay President Trump’s nominations. Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund needs your help to stop this abuse and make sure the following well-qualified nominees receive a vote: Pat Pizzella for Deputy Secretary of Labor Russ Vought for Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Jim Bridenstine ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 12/11/17

  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 returned last Monday evening, and the GOP leadership immediately ran into an unexpected buzz saw, in the form of a rebellion by the House Freedom Caucus against what it anticipated would be a terrible deal on the Continuing Resolution. To make their determination to avoid a year-end spending catastrophe very clear, the members of the House Freedom Caucus threatened to vote against a routine but important procedural motion – the motion to ...