Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington 04/06/20

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess for the next several weeks. The House is not expected to meet again until at least April 20. The Senate has said it will come back on April 20.   FISA FOLLOW UP: Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz – the man who found no fewer than 17 glaring errors or omissions in the four FISA warrant applications for the FBI to surveil former Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page – last Tuesday released his audit of the FBI’s use of secret surveillance warrants. He found widespread problems with ...

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Weekly Report from Washington 03/30/20

CALENDAR:   The House and Senate are both in recess for the next several weeks. The House has not set a return date. The Senate has said it will come back on April 20. LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR:   It took longer than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted, and longer than he expected. But eventually, just before midnight Wednesday night, the Senate voted unanimously to pass an 800-odd page bill that will inject more than $6 trillion into the economy – that’s $2.2 trillion in direct appropriations on all manner of things, and another ...

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Weekly Report from Washington 03/23/20

CALENDAR: The Senate will come back Monday and stay in session long enough to pass the third coronavirus emergency bill. Then the House will likely come back to vote through the third coronavirus emergency bill.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOThe House was in recess last week.   THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:   The House is in recess this week, but will likely come back to vote through the third coronavirus emergency bill, if they ever come to agreement.   LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR: The Senate returned to work on Monday, ...

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Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington 3/9/2020

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both come back Monday and stay in session through Thursday.   LAST TWO WEEKS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Wednesday, February 26. They passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules, including H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, which will, for the first time, make lynching a federal crime. That bill passed by 410-4. On Thursday, February 27, the House took up the Rule governing consideration of H.R. 2239, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019. On Friday, February 28, the ...

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Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities

More and more counties are joining the movement to become "Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties." These measures affirm citizen's gun rights and give a small set of tools to fight back against encroaching government powers. One of the latest to join the movement is the Arizona county of Maricopa, the most populous county in the state. Fox News reports: The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in Arizona voted to pass the largely symbolic resolution to protect the right to bear arms against policies perceived as unconstitutional. Maricopa County, home to ...

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Trump Supporter Roughed Up At Bernie Sanders Rally

During a Bernie Sanders rally at Virginia Wesleyan University, an overzealous campus security guard got caught on video tackling a Trump supporter who was waving a “Trump 2020” flag. VWU claims that the Trump supporter, identified as Markus Gohring, was “a disruptive attendee.” College Fix reports: The guard who (allegedly) ultimately tackled Gohring tells him “Leave! I’m not gonna tell you again,” “You are not following my instructions,” and “Nobody gotta tell me to tell you to leave.” The guard adds “You’re on my property. This is private ...

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A New General Is In Town

The U.S. Air Force needs a new general to lead them, and President Trump has just the man for the job. The White House has announced that they intend to nominate Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown to lead the way – becoming the 1st African American Military Service Chief. Military.com has the story: The White House has nominated Gen. Charles "CQ" Brown to be the next top general to lead the U.S. Air Force. The nomination, announced by the Defense Department Monday afternoon, would make him the first African American officer to serve as the top uniformed officer for ...

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Socialist Schemes Never Work

During the Tuesday evening debate in South Carolina, Senator Bernie Sanders lauded the supposed benefits to a socialized healthcare system. Bernie, for decades now, has been seriously misinformed. His most recent detractor is a surprising one: the Coronavirus. We’ll let Tom Rogan with the Washington Examiner explain: Bernie Sanders advanced his anti-pharmaceutical industry narrative at the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday. He's only showing us that we're lucky he's not president as the COVID-19 epidemic grows. "The advantage of a Medicare for All health...

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South Carolina Debate Recap

Last night’s debate was, by all accounts, a dumpster fire crossed with a political shooting range. While candidates took cheap and easy shots at each other CBS’ poor moderation let it all unfold in glorious fashion. Tiana Lowe gives us the breakdown of the winners from last night: Luckily for Joe Biden, he found his stones at the very last second that it mattered. His eminently weird final minutes of the debate aside, it still seems possible that he ekes out the significant victory in South Carolina he needs to survive Super Tuesday. But if we stop grading on an ...

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South Carolina Debate Preview

Debate Preview Tonight is yet another Democratic Debate. This one marks the last on-stage appearance for all the candidates before Super Tuesday next week. We can expect a bulk of the candidates to decide whether or not their campaigns are worth continuing based on the results next week. That means tonight’s debate may be the most important one so far, and we can expect sparks to fly. Local affiliate KTBS reports: Democratic rivals to Bernie Sanders are preparing to try to knock him off his front-runner perch in a debate Tuesday night before a critical South ...

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