Thursday, September 15, 2016



1. House Conservatives Try to Force Vote to Impeach IRS Chief - via USA Today
A member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus moved Tuesday to force a vote on whether to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for failing to cooperate with a congressional investigation of whether the IRS improperly scrutinized Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Rep. John Fleming, R-La., used a procedural tactic called a "privileged resolution" to try to force an impeachment vote. House leaders now have until Thursday to act. Read more here...

2. Rep. Paul Gosar Sat Down for an IRS Impeachment Update

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3. House Conservatives Are Winning - by Adam Brandon via The Hill
If one listens to the narrative advanced by rent-seeking, parasitic Washington political establishment, conservatives were “trounced,” as one publication put it, in Republican congressional primaries this cycle. This narrative could not be further from the truth.
Certainly, there were some disappointments in this election cycle. The loss of Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), one of the most principled conservative members of the House, was a huge blow. Of course, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other crony special interests spent heavily to boost his moderate Republican primary opponent.
Former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who, rather than be spurned by the conservative members of his conference and lose his the speakership, resigned his House seat. He may have toasted a glass of red wine when Rep. Huelskamp lost, but this old House seat is now in the hands of a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio). Read More Here...
4. Advocates Flood Congress' Phone Lines Over Conservative Justice Reform - via NBC News

A coalition of liberal and conservative groups are unleashing a litany of tools to urge Congress take up criminal justice reform before they adjourn before the elections.
Tuesday is a national call in day where the coalition of groups of the U.S. Justice Action Network have mobilized their "several million" members to call members of Congress to urge they take up legislation that would reform sentencing guidelines and audit and review the thousands of acts considered criminal.  Read more here...
5. Some Companies Shrinking Options as 'Cadillac Tax' Looms - via The Hill
Some of the nation’s largest companies are already taking steps to avoid ObamaCare’s "Cadillac tax," according to a business survey released Wednesday.  
About 12 percent of companies said they have taken steps to avoid being hit by the much-maligned tax on high-priced health insurance plans, which goes into effect in 2020.
Employers say they have either shifted more costs to workers, dropped their pricier options or picked plans with fewer providers, according to the annual employer benefits survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust. Read more here...

Jason Pye
Communications Director, FreedomWorks

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