25 results for tag: Supreme Court


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 ...

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 ...

The left’s desperate and nonsensical attacks against Kavanaugh are showing

Arguments for Judge Brett Kavanaugh will begin on Tuesday, September 4, and opponents are looking for any way to delay the confirmation process. A group called Demand Justice has demanded that Senate Democrats “take the Constitution seriously” by “boycotting Kavanaugh’s hearings.” The Heritage Foundation has the story: The Constitution assigns the Senate definite responsibilities here. Specifically, it is supposed to supply advice and consent on presidential nominations. And, since 1916, an important part of this process has been the Senate Judiciary Committee’s public hearings on Supreme Court nominees. Importantly, these ...

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 ...

Trump’s Supreme Court pick will uphold the Constitution; that scares opponents

Opponents are working overtime to make sure Judge Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t take a seat up on the U.S. Supreme Court. Unfortunately for Democrats, nothing damaging is sticking. Judge Kavanaugh will make a great justice because of his determination to uphold the rule of law and the Constitution – a problem for anyone who relies on the administrative state and using coercion to implement policy. The Daily Signal has the story: For those who rely on the administrative state and coercion as a policy tool—forcing people to join political organizations, forcing them to support abortion, forcing them to subsidize socially progressive sacraments, ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Supports President Trump’s Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be our next Supreme Court Justice. “Tea Party Patriots Action and our network of supporters and grassroots activists across the country thank President Donald Trump for nominating Brett Kavanaugh to be our next Supreme Court Justice. President Trump has once again fulfilled his promise to nominate a fair and independent Supreme Court Justice who will honor the Constitution and the rule of law. Judge Kavanaugh has a stellar record as an originalist, and ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: What is the fate of our nation’s system of federalism?

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair   on internet sales tax produces a level of uncertainty of where we stand with e-commerce, federalism and even the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause. The Supreme Court upheld the state law requiring online companies that make over $100,000 in South Dakota or have over 200 transactions annually to pay an internet sales tax, even if those businesses don’t have a physical presence in the state. For the sake of our nation’s system of federalism, Congress needs to step in and make a decision that will protect small online businesses from more government taxation and regulation. ...

President Trump should Stick to “the List”

Back during the tumultuous 2016 primaries, many conservatives were divided over who they thought should get the nomination. Once Donald Trump had secured the delegates and become the nominee, there was still some division among the conservative base. However, many Republicans and conservatives voted for Donald Trump in November of that year for one reason: the Supreme Court. President Trump released a list, a.k.a. “The List,” of potential Supreme Court nominees that he pledged to choose from if elected president. His first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, has been a tremendous pick, and showed President Trump’s commitment to his pledge....

Trump’s justice likely to be trouble for rogue agencies

Washington is bracing for President Trump’s decision of who will replace Justice Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court – including agencies that reigned under the Obama administration. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was designed with the intent to protect American consumers from abusive financial practices; however, it has become nothing more than a political slush fund. D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh even ruled that the agency is unconstitutional. Whoever President Trump picks for the Court will likely take a conservative view to the CFPB’s abuse of power. The Washington Examiner ...

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Presents Historic Moment for President Trump and the Senate

ATLANTA, Ga. – Responding to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement today, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement addressing this opportunity for President Trump to fill another vacancy on the Supreme Court. “President Trump has done it once, and he will do it again by appointing another great justice to the high court. Each of the people on the President’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees is highly qualified, with a record of fairly applying the law and adhering to the Constitution as it was originally written and ratified. The American people have made ...