Jenny Beth Martin Testifies in the Senate about IRS Targeting:
Our co-founder Jenny Beth Martin and our legal counsel Cleta Mitchell testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about IRS targeting of Americans for their political views. Jenny Beth told Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Ted Cruz and his colleagues,"The tea party movement has been targeted by the White House and the President’s henchmen in the IRS, maligned by the Republican establishment who talk a good game and want our votes – but are ready to ditch our principles the day they are sworn in...They underestimated one thing: Our country is more important to us than the IRS with its intimidation tactics, more important to us than a President who thinks this is a laughing matter when nothing could be further from the truth, and more important to us than anyone else in any government agency or elected office who wants to stop us." We put together a comprehensive timeline of the IRS scandal, which you can view here. To watch and read both Jenny Beth and Cleta Mitchell's IRS testimony, please click here.
Ex-Im Bank Still Expired...For Now:
This week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and some of his colleagues tried to revive the Ex-Im Bank by passing an amendment and attaching it to an unrelated highway bill. Activists called, emailed and contacted their Senators using social media to oppose the Ex-Im Bank and its cronyism and corporate welfare. Thanks to the House of Representatives' refusal to take up the Senate-passed highway bill, the Ex-Im Bank will remain expired..for now. To get more of the latest information on the Ex-Im Bank, click here.
Our Efforts in the Fight Against Illegal Immigration:
Sadly, the subject of violence committed by illegal immigrants has been in the news frequently over the past few weeks. This is an issue that we have been aware of for some time and thanks to our supporters we have been able to actively highlight this problem for the last few years. Back in the summer of 2013, we held a press conference at the U.S. Capitol highlighting some of the victims of the crimes of illegal immigrants. We brought them to DC so that Members of Congress could hear their stories directly. We believed then, as we do now, that this is an integral part of the immigration discussion. To find out more about what we are doing about this problem and how you can help us in the fight, please click here.
Fire The Speaker:
Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina has filed a resolution to declare that the Office of the Speaker is vacant. His resolution charges that Speaker John Boehner has: 1) Consolidated power and decision-making, bypassing the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent. 2) Rendered Congress subservient to the Executive and Judicial Branches, diminishing the voice of the American people. 3) Used the power of his office to punish Members of Congress who vote according to their conscience. And 4) Consistently provided voice votes on controversial legislation without notice in order to pass it without resistance. Sign our petition if you think it is time for Speaker John Boehner to be replaced as Speaker of the House!
End Congress's Obamacare Exemption:
We are continuing to fight back against Congress's special exemption to Obamacare and we need your help! If you haven't watched it yet, check out Conservative vlogger Julie Borowski highlighting Congress' lawlessness in a YouTube video that also tells you everything you need to know to join us in the fight! Julie speaks for many of us when she says, "You know what my pet peeve is? When Congress passes a bill that they don’t even have to live under!" Click here to learn more about Congress's outrageous Obamacare exemption and visit our resources page to find out how you can help us fight back!
MRC-Tea Party Patriots Caribbean Cruise:
We are thrilled to be co-sponsoring the Media Research Center's inaugural Caribbean cruise February 13-20, 2016 on Holland America's amazing Westerdam cruise ship. TPP Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin will join MRC Founder and President Brent Bozell, Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, Duck Dynasty's Alan Robertson, Senate Conservatives Fund's Ken Cuccinelli and many more conservative leaders on the cruise. It is a wonderful opportunity to discuss the important issues of the day, business and life while sailing between the beautiful Caribbean islands! Click here to reserve your spot today!
Weekly Report from Washington:
Register today to join us for our Report from Washington each Monday at 1pm Eastern Time when Congress is in session. We'll give you all the information you need to know about what is happening in Congress and what actions you should take for the coming week. Check out this week's report here.