207 results for tag: Big Government


Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 6/11/18

CALENDAR: The calendar is the same as last week – the Senate returns on Monday, and the House returns on Tuesday. The Senate will likely finish its work on Thursday, because that’s still a full workweek in the Senate, and the House is scheduled to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, and took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act. Then the House took up and passed a motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program ...

The Trump Administration’s Spring Cleaning Agenda: Deregulation

President Trump’s spring agenda includes more spring cleaning of the mess that former President Obama’s administration left behind. Trump is targeting duplicative and unnecessary liberal regulations that have been a burden on the economy, American businesses and the American people. The Daily Signal has the story: Trump’s reform agenda will cut across many areas and top priorities for deregulation include infrastructure development, emerging technologies, and “relief for small business,” a senior White House official said during a conference call coinciding with the announcement. The senior official cited Trump’s previous executive ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applauds EPA Administrator Pruitt for Bringing Accountability and Sensibility to “Once Politically-Driven Agency”

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt newly released guidelines pertaining to the use of scientific findings in the rulemaking process at EPA. “Today’s announcement by EPA Administrator Pruitt is long overdue. The EPA must have transparency and use peer-reviewed, objective science when crafting environmental policies that impact the lives of millions of Americans. The critics of this plan obviously have something to hide, which gives even more credibility to Administrator Pruitt’s effort to ensure that moving forward, EPA’s ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applauds OMB-Treasury Agreement Regarding Review of Tax Regulations

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to reports that OMB and Treasury reached an agreement for OMB to review all proposed tax regulations from Treasury and the IRS. Chairman Martin called on the White House to ensure OMB review of Treasury and IRS tax regulations in a column for The Hill back in January of this year. “We applaud President Trump and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney for restoring regulatory oversight for tax rules coming from the Treasury Department and the IRS. For more than three decades, the IRS has evaded the kind of standard oversight of its ...

Victory! Administration restores regulatory oversight at IRS and Treasury Dept.

Jenny Beth Martin wrote a column back in January urging the Trump administration to get Internal Revenue Service (IRS) back on track after years of the agency evading regulatory oversight of its tax rules. “The IRS should be held to at least the same standard — if not a higher standard, given its power over every single taxpayer in the nation, both individual and corporate — as every other executive branch department and agency.” Jenny Beth Martin wrote in her column. “[President Trump] can direct his Treasury secretary to direct his general counsel to update the 1983 memorandum of agreement between the Treasury general counsel and the ...

Pruitt and his reforms are admirable

A once rogue agency that rolled out radical Obama-era regulations hurting small businesses, job growth and the economy overall is being reined in under the new administration and under new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. This week, Pruitt announced the agency would change the burdensome standards of Obama-era greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 50 mpg corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) targets for 2022 through 2025. This decision to reverse Obama-era EPA actions on vehicle emissions is a step toward job growth and economic recovery. This action is one of many that have been taken by Pruitt since he stepped into his post at the EPA. As Administr...

Rep. Ralph Norman: This ‘atrocious’ spending bill does nothing to clean up the Swamp

The 2016 election was a mandate to change the status quo and drain the swamp. Republicans promised to repeal ObamaCare and cut government spending. Under President Trump, they did deliver on promises to cut taxes and replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with a constitutional conservative in Justice Neil Gorsuch, but the massive spending ‘boondoggle’ that just passed Congress shows that when it comes to spending, promises are not being kept. Rep. Ralph Norman has the facts: For starters, the massive spending bill increases federal discretionary spending by 13 percent, bursting through caps meant to curb deficit spending. Indeed, under a ...

Senate takes first steps to reform Dodd-Frank

The Senate advanced a bill that would provide regulatory relief for smaller banks and start to scale back regulations under Dodd-Frank law. In response to the financial crisis of 2007-2008, Senator Warren and far-left liberals pressed for a one-size-fits-all approach by creating regulations for almost every part of the nation’s financial service industry. The Dodd-Frank reform bill is a bipartisan effort to limit unnecessary government oversight for financial institutions. Washington Examiner has the story: The legislation would be the most significant legislative revision to the Dodd-Frank financial reform law since former President Barack ...

Daily Signal: Spending cuts are better for the economy than tax hikes

Thanks to President Trump, the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a great first step to reviving business confidence in the U.S and boosting economic growth. However, if the Republican party doesn’t follow through on their campaign promise to minimize spending, America will take two giant leaps backward. The Daily Signal has the details: Some point to the deficit as a reason to raise taxes. But new research shows that spending cuts are superior to tax hikes when it comes to reducing the deficit. This should embolden lawmakers to pursue spending reductions in this year’s budget resolution, giving particular focus to reducing entitlem...

Quin Hillyer: The Senate budget deal is overwhelmingly irresponsible

The Senate budget deal worked out on Wednesday should be vetoed by President Trump immediately – if it passes Congress, that is. The agreement would bust budget caps for military spending and it would create an explosion in domestic discretionary spending that is unaffordable to a nation already suffering from years of massive deficit spending. The Washington Examiner has conservative columnist Quin Hillyer's take on the so-called deal: A nation already reeling from years of massive deficit spending, including a demonic $666 billion deficit in the most recently completed fiscal year, cannot afford this new profligacy. The new spending will ...