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Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 12/09/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both come back into session on Monday and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Tuesday, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House passed another bill under Suspension, and also passed the Rule for consideration of H.R. 2534, the Insider Trading Prohibition Act, and H. Con. Res. 77, directing the President pursuant to section 5(C) of the War Powers Resolution to remove U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in the Syrian Arab Republic that have not been authorized by Congress. On Thursday, the House ...

We Need A Budget-Booster, Not a Budget-Buster

Yesterday, the Senate passed H.R. 3877, a bill that would add $326 billion to our already-soaring debt. We have a spending problem in this country and all conservatives should be outraged that both chambers are unwilling to take our spending problem seriously. All this measure does is postpone the inevitable because, eventually, someone must pay the tab. This does not lead to the debt-free future Americans want! Paying off debt is scary and paying off $22 trillion is scarier, but we understand the laws of economics. When the economy is in recession, deficit spending is more likely – tax revenues flowing to the government are reduced, while ...

Tea Party Patriots Action strongly opposes the budget-busting Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019

On behalf of the three million members and supporters of Tea Party Patriots Action, we strongly oppose H.R. 3877, the budget-busting Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, and we urge all members of the House and Senate to vote AGAINST the bill. Eight years ago this summer, Congress enacted the Budget Control Act of 2011. That law – passed by a Republican House and a Democrat Senate, with a Democrat in the White House, at a time when the economy was not doing nearly as well as it is now – laid out topline spending limits for the next ten years. Virtually all of today’s congressional leadership voted for that law and for the spending limits contained ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 7/22/19

CALENDAR: The Senate will return on Monday, and the House will return on Tuesday. The Senate will stay in session through Thursday, but the House is currently scheduled to stay in session through Friday. That’s because the House is trying to get all its business done this week, so they can break for six full weeks, and not return until September 9.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Monday and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up H.Res. 489, a resolution condemning what it labeled “President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increa...

Tea Party Patriots Action Supports President Trump During Impeachment Efforts

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman, Jenny Beth Martin, responded to reports that the House will vote on Rep. Al Green’s impeachment efforts this week. “Under President Trump’s leadership, the American economy has finally broken out of its Obama-era stagnation and is now growing so fast it is the envy of the world. High-paying jobs are so plentiful that we have more job openings than we have unemployed laborers looking for work. Consequently, real wages are growing faster than inflation for the first time in memory, and America’s long-suffering middle class is finally beginning to catch up. “Yet the Democrats in ...

Qatar Must Honor Our Open Skies Agreements

Conservatives, including Jenny Beth Martin, sent President Trump an open letter this week urging him to stand up to Emir of Qatar for violating our Open Skies agreement. Breitbart has the details: “For years, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates violated their commitments under the Open Skies agreements by subsidizing their airlines. These subsidies allowed their airlines to compete unfairly against our airline industry, putting American companies and jobs at risk,” they wrote. They said although the Trump administration — unlike the Obama administration — has taken steps to address the violations, it has become clear in recent months ...

Texas AG: Obamacare individual mandate ‘unconstitutional’

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says Obamacare as it now stands—gutted of the requirement that Americans purchase health insurance or pay a penalty—is unconstitutional because its individual mandate no longer raises tax revenue and instead simply forces Americans to purchase health insurance. “The Commerce Clause gives Congress the authority to regulate commerce, not to compel it. But [Chief Justice John Roberts] rescued the individual mandate by viewing it as a tax. Its saving grace was that it raised revenue for the federal government,” writes Paxton. “But that reasoning crumbled when Congress repealed the penalty. Con...

New Book Reveals Details Leading Up to Kavanaugh’s Emotional Appearance

Who could forget the televised "trial" of then-Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh? It was a deja vu moment for all who remember the controversy surrounding Justice Clarence Thomas' nomination process. Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee with their written statements before the committee voted on Kavanaugh's nomination. Although eventually approved, America watched as Kavanaugh gave an emotional statement before a bitterly divided committee. A recent excerpt from “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court,” written by Mollie ...

Federal lawmakers shouldn’t impose arbitrary minimum-wage standards

Minimum-wage standards have long been a polarizing topic in political debates, with conservatives and liberals often pigeonholed into their separate camps on the issue. But it’s more complicated than that. Some Democrats on Capitol Hill are stumping for an arbitrary increase to the federal-minimum wage. More reasonable people, however, know that what works in one state doesn’t always work in another. As attorney and former Labor Department administrator Tammy McCutchen recently testified before a House committee, labor laws cannot and should not be one-size-fits-all and, rather than blanket the entire U.S., should fit every individual state. ...

Stand Up for America

Today is a day for Americans to celebrate our nation’s independence and show we are proud to be Americans. Unfortunately, some Americans would rather disrespect our Founding Fathers and our flag, and make a spectacle than celebrate 243 years of independence. Today, President Trump is set to hold festivities at the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate our nation’s independence. He announced a parade, musical performances, and fireworks. Conveniently, the Left used this event as an excuse to protest and boycott festivities out of spite against the president. Some have even come out to say, “We're having a 'Trump is a big baby' festival" and plan to ...