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Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 8/12/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess, and will not return until September 9. BORDER SECURITY/IMMIGRATION: Just a few hours ago, the Trump Administration released the final version of a rule that will make it easier for the government to ensure that immigrants seeking to enter and stay in the United States, either temporarily or permanently, are self-sufficient and don’t depend on the government for social welfare programs like food stamps, housing assistance, and Medicaid. The rule will be officially released on Wednesday, and will go into effect 60 days later. “For over a century, the public charge ground of inadmissibi...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 8/05/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess, and will not return until September 9. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House is in recess until September 9. LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR: The Senate came back to work on Monday, and took up the veto messages from the President on the arms sales resolutions that were passed the previous week. The first three votes of the week were attempts to override the President’s vetoes. All three failed to garner the two-thirds majority necessary, so all three vetoes were sustained. Then the Senate began taking up ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 7/15/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both return on Monday, and stay in session through Thursday.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Tuesday and took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. One of those bills was H.R. 1044, the so-called “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act.” It was passed by a vote of 365-65, with 140 Republicans voting in favor and 57 Republicans voting against. We’ll talk more about that bill in a moment. On Thursday, the House took up and began consideration of H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act. Beginning right before 2 PM on Thursday, ...