46 results for tag: Senate


Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 10/15/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess, and will not return until November 13. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House is in recess this week. LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR: The Senate returned to work on Tuesday, and voted to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendments to S. 3021, the Water Resources Development Act. On Wednesday, the Senate voted in favor of the motion to concur in the House amendments to S. 3021. Later Wednesday, the Democrats forced a roll call vote on a Congressional Review Act resolution that would have ...

Citizens Fund Endorses Leah Vukmir in WI Senate

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 Leah Vukmir for Senate in Wisconsin: “In the contest for the U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin, there’s a clear conservative choice – Leah Vukmir. “President Trump endorsed Leah because he knows she’ll fight to enact his legislative agenda – strong support for the Second Amendment, stronger border security and an end to illegal immigration, lower taxes and less regulation, and full repeal of ObamaCare. “Leah ...

Mitchell: A reasonable prosecutor would not bring this case before the Committee

After hearing from both Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Senate Democrats continued to find ways to obstruct the confirmation process. In order to secure the floor votes needed for Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, GOP leadership once again caved to the demands of Senate Democrats by accepting an FBI probe. The prosecutor questioning both Ford and Kavanaugh, Rachel Mitchell, released a memo on Sunday explaining her own independent assessment based on her nearly 25 years of experience and review of the limited evidence presented. View Mitchell’s full assessment here. In a nutshell, according to Mitchell, the ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 9/24/18

CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. The Senate will return on Monday and stay in session through Thursday or possibly Friday, depending on what happens with the spending bill.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week.   THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return to work on Tuesday, with first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. At that time, the House is scheduled to consider no fewer than 38 different bills under Suspension of the Rules, including S. 2554, the Patient Right To Know Drug Prices Act, which passed the Senate last week. On Wednesday, ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund calls for the Senate Judiciary Committee to move forward with the confirmation process

Atlanta, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement reacting to back and forth negotiations between Professor Ford's lawyers and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley on timing of testimony before scheduled vote to advance Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court: "Chairman Grassley has been more than patient and accommodating to Professor Ford and it’s time to bring this circus to a close. Her lawyers continue to contradict themselves as part of the Democrats’ game of delay, delay, delay and enough is enough. Her lawyers stated last Monday morning she was ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 8/20/18

CALENDAR: The House is in recess. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30 PM. The House will return on Tuesday, September 4. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was out of session last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House is in recess this week. LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR: The Senate came back to work on Wednesday, and moved to invoke cloture on the nomination of A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The vote to invoke cloture was 61-28. On Thursday, the Senate voted by 62-28 to confirm Quattlebaum to that position. Then the ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Supports Chairman Grassley in Setting Confirmation Dates for Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin, responding to the Judiciary Committee’s announcement of the confirmation hearings dates for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and supporting Chairman Grassley in moving the confirmation process forward. “Today Senator Chuck Grassley has kept a promise to the American people by setting timely dates for the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  We fully support Chairman Grassley’s decision to advance the process of confirming this very qualified nominee. Liberal Democrats don’t need more time to review Judge Kavanaugh’s record, they just ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 8/6/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess. The Senate will return on Wednesday, August 15, but the House will not return until Tuesday, September 4.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was out of session last week.   THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House is in recess this week.   LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR:  The Senate returned to work last Monday and voted to invoke cloture on the nomination of Britt Cagle Grant to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. The cloture motion passed by a vote of 52-44. On Tuesday, the Senate voted to pass a Motion to Concur in the House Amendm...

Jenny Beth Martin: No more August recess is a ‘step in the right direction’

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell canceled the Senate’s month long “vacation” due to its historic obstruction of President Trump’s nominees and failure to pass appropriation bills. Forcing the Senate to remain in session during August recess, is clearly a step in the right direction and after all, is it too much to ask that Congress to work five days a week as most hard-working Americans do? PoliZette has the details: “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled,” ...

Canceling Part of the August Recess a Good Step in the Right Direction, More Needed

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a step towards making Congress work by cancelling part of the August recess this week. This is an effort to keep Congress working until appropriations bills pass before the end of the fiscal year and to confirm President Trump’s long list of nominees. But Senators must stay in Washington more than 2 or 3 days each week in order to fight and overcome historic Democrat obstruction. “We cannot continue to allow Congress to wait until our government is nearing another shutdown to present a 2,000 page bill and then give lawmakers a ‘choice’ of shutting down the government or passing a bill no one has ...