22 results for tag: spending


Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 6/25/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate both return on Monday, and both will be done with their work on Thursday. Then they’ll both take next week off for the Fourth of July recess. The Senate will return on Monday, July 9, and the House will return on Tuesday, July 10. LAST TWO WEEKS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, June 12, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, June 13, the House passed another two bills under Suspension. On Thursday, June 14, the House took up and passed H.R. 5788, the Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act, and H.R. 5735, the THRIVE Act. On ...

News flash: Wages are rising, jobs are abundant and the economy is ‘booming’

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released an updated jobs report that showed the nationwide unemployment rate falling to 3.8 percent. The best news: there’s an abundance of jobs. Thanks to President Trump, wages are rising and the country finally has confidence in our economy again! The Washington Examiner has the details: The good news is not confined to the fact that there is an abundance of jobs. Wages are rising, too. For the first time since the National Federation of Independent Business began surveying about wages in 1986, 35 percent of small business owners increased compensation last month. ... Remember, the day after ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 6/4/18

CALENDAR: The Senate returns on Monday, and the House returns on Tuesday. The Senate will likely finish its work on Thursday, because that’s a full workweek in the Senate, and the House is scheduled to stay in session through Friday afternoon. TWO WEEKS AGO ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Monday, May 21, and took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, May 22, the House passed the Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act; S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right To Try Act; and S. 2155, the Economic ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Calls President Trump’s Rescissions Package “Good First Step,” Calls for Balanced Budget in 5 Years

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today in response to Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) introducing President Trump’s rescissions package in the U.S. Senate. “Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund thanks Senator Mike Lee for introducing President Trump’s rescissions package in the Senate. While we firmly believe that we must balance our budget in five years or less and end our massive debt, this package is a good first step that cuts billions of dollars in wasteful government spending. Our network of more than 3 million supporters hopes that President Trump will continue to press ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 5/7/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate both return to work on Monday, and will likely both finish their work on Thursday. Because, you know, McConnell and Ryan. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return Monday, with first votes set for 6:30 PM. At that time, the House will attempt to take up seven bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House will attempt to take up another nine bills under Suspension of the Rules. Then they’ll take up a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval, S.J.Res. 57, to overturn the rule submitted by the Bureau of ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 4/16/18

CALENDAR: Both the House and the Senate will return Monday and stay in session through Thursday. 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 two bills – H.R. 4061, the Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act, by a vote of 297-121; and H.R. 4293, the Stress Test Improvement Act, by a vote of 245-174. On Thursday, the House took up H.J.Res. 2, proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. It failed, by a vote of 233-184 – remember, constitutional amendments require a two-thirds ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: House GOP should create and pass a rescission package

To make up for the passage of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, House Republicans are planning to pass a balanced budget amendment that would actually make things even worse. While their goal is to demonstrate fiscal responsibility — one of the main reasons why House Republicans hold the majority in the first place — Goodlatte’s balanced budget amendment doesn’t contain a simple spending limitation provision. If they really want to demonstrate fiscal discipline, they should throw out the amendment and call for rescissions of wasteful and unnecessary funds. Jenny Beth explains in The Hill: We shouldn’t spend money we don’t have. ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 4/9/18

CALENDAR: The Senate will return Monday and stay in session through Thursday. The House will return Tuesday and 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 will return Tuesday, with first votes set to begin at 6:30 PM. At that time, the House will attempt to consider five bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House will consider two bills – H.R. 4293, the Stress Test Improvement Act of 2017, and H.R. 4061, the Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017. On Thursday, the House is slated to consider ...

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 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 ...