300 results for tag: Tea Party Patriots


AG Sessions: “The asylum statute does not provide redress for all misfortune”

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved to further restrict U.S. acceptance of immigrants who continue to abuse the asylum system as a general-hardship statute. In 2016, the number of asylum claims jumped to 94,000 claims compared to 5,000 in 2009. NBC News has the details: "The asylum statute does not provide redress for all misfortune," Sessions wrote in a formal legal opinion, exercising his authority to overturn decisions by federal immigration judges. "The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes — such as domestic violence or gang violence — or that certain populations are more likely to be ...

President Donald Trump Secures Pledge from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to “Denuclearize” Korean Peninsula

On June 12, President Trump made history by becoming the first U.S. president to meet a North Korean head of state. Trump and King Jong Un signed a U.S. - North Korea agreement, which pledges “the building of lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.” The Stream has the details: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Singapore Tuesday, praising their face-to-face progress toward ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Yet Trump faced pointed questions at home about whether he got little and gave away much — including an agreement to halt U.S. military exercises with South Korea. … Tr...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Thanks Mark Sanford for Running a Strong Primary Campaign in SC-01

Atlanta, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today released the following statement thanking Mark Sanford for running a strong campaign in the Republican primary for Congress in South Carolina’s first district. “Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund thanks Rep. Mark Sanford for running a strong campaign for Congress in South Carolina’s first district. Our supporters asked us to endorse Mark because he is a strong constitutional conservative, he opposes wasteful spending and supports reducing the size and scope of the federal government, and he supports the full repeal of Obamacare. While we will miss working ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 6/11/18

CALENDAR: The calendar is the same as last week – the Senate returns on Monday, and the House returns on Tuesday. The Senate will likely finish its work on Thursday, because that’s still a full workweek in the Senate, and the House is scheduled to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, and took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act. Then the House took up and passed a motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program ...

Citizens Fund Endorses Jeff Duncan in SC-03

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 Jeff Duncan for another term in Congress in South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district: “Citizens in South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district know they can count on their incumbent Congressman, Jeff Duncan, to stand up for the conservative principles that made America what it is. “Jeff is a solid constitutional conservative, dedicated to the proposition that the federal government is already too large and already ...

Citizens Fund Endorses Dave Brat in VA-07

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 Dave Brat for another term in Congress in Virginia’s 7th congressional district: “For conservatives in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, the choice is clear – Dave Brat for Congress. “Since coming to Congress after the 2014 election, Dave Brat has kept his promises. He has fought to shrink the size and scope of government, and expand the zone of individual liberty. He has voted against budget-busting spending ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Amnesty goes against the Rule of Law

This week, the House of Representatives met over an issue that has vexed Congress for too long: illegal immigration. For too long, Democrats and many Republicans have turned a blind eye to the fact that illegal immigrants broke the laws of our country to skip in line ahead of people who have enough respect for the United States to follow our immigration laws. Now, some Republicans are pushing again for amnesty – which undermines our system of laws. The Hill has Jenny Beth’s commentary: As House Republicans prepare to meet Thursday to discuss various options on immigration reform, they should remember one of the things that makes America such ...

Guns aren’t the problem, people are the problem

After a few tragic school shootings this year, the issue of gun control has been raised once again with organized protests and student walkouts. The question must be asked why are there more school shootings today than in the past, even though states have passed stricter gun laws? The Daily Signal has George Mason University economics professor, Walter E. Williams’, commentary: Guns haven’t changed. People have changed. Behavior that is accepted from today’s young people was not accepted yesteryear. For those of us who are 65 or older, assaults on teachers were not routine as they are in some cities. For example, in Baltimore, an average ...

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 ...

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,” ...