7 results for author: Cate Whitley


Two changes to tax reform that could lead to a blockbuster win for all Americans

Over the past ten months, the Republican party has held the White House and both chambers of Congress and, have time and time again, failed to make good on their promises. If the GOP wants to prove to the American people that they are fit to remain in control of Washington, they need to deliver big on campaign promises by making two simple changes to tax reform: Make tax cuts go into effect in 2018 and repeal ObamaCare’s despised individual mandate. The Washington Times has the details: First, make the tax cuts go into effect in 2018. The Senate bill, which the Senate Finance Committee unveiled last week, delays the implementation of the ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: How Congress deals with its sexual harassment accusations — at the taxpayers’ expense

Have you ever wondered how Congress manages claims of sexual harassments against members and its staffers? We call it the "shush fund,” filled with taxpayer dollars to hush up and pay off those who accuse members of Congress and their staffers of sexual misconduct. The Hill has the commentary: So the [Congressional Accountability Act] CAA created the “Office of Compliance” to deal with such issues. Complainants begin the dispute resolution process with a mandatory (yes, really) course of counseling that can last up to 30 days. Only after completing the compulsory counseling may a complainant pursue mediation. That, too, can last up to 30 days. ...

The year may end with tax reform

Christmas may come early for those eager for some tax relief! House Republican will vote on their tax reform legislation this week and, if passed through both chambers, will hopefully be on the president’s desk by year-end. CNBC has the details: The GOP aims to pass a plan to chop tax rates for businesses and individuals by the end of the year to fulfill a key campaign promise. Lawmakers argue that changing the tax code will spark economic growth and boost job creation and wages. In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, McCarthy contended that the House and Senate can quickly reconcile the differences and get a final bill to Trump's desk by the end ...

November 13, 2017   The United States Senate Washington, DC 20515   Dear Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden and Senate Finance Committee Members,   Congress has before it a generational opportunity to reform and simplify the broken U.S. tax code, ensuring that Americans keep more of what they earn while unleashing our economy to grow and create jobs. Key to this effort is updating our tax laws to keep pace with new economic realities. We write to commend Chairman Hatch for including in his Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposal important legislation, the New Economy Works to Guarantee Independence and Growth (NEW GIG) Act of 2017 (S. ...

When gun control laws already in the books are failing…

Residents of the small town of Sutherland Springs, Texas had to bury 26 people this week after a disturbed gunman opened fire into a church. During the attack, a nearby civilian became aware of the incident and used his AR-15 to stop the gunman. Prior to learning details about the shooter’s history, anti-gun activists began calling for more gun control in the wake of this inconceivable tragedy. However, recent revelations show that the shooter, an Air Force veteran, had a criminal history and should have been a ‘prohibited person’ but the Pentagon failed to pass this information to the relevant federal authorities. What does this mean? The ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Calls on Senate to Swiftly Vote on Kyle Duncan’s Nomination to Fifth Circuit

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today supporting Kyle Duncan’s nomination to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. “Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and our network of grassroots activists thank President Trump for nominating Kyle Duncan to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in his native Louisiana. Mr. Duncan has a distinguished legal resume, serving the state of Louisiana as solicitor general and standing up for Americans’ First Amendment rights at the Supreme Court during the Hobby Lobby case. We call on the Senate to swiftly move Kyle Duncan’s ...

November 8, 2017   The United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515   Dear Chairman Brady, Ranking Member Neal and House Ways and Means Committee Members,   We write to urge the House Ways and Means Committee to simplify and modernize our tax code to meet the needs of service providers in one of the fastest growing segments of the economy with the addition of the New Economy Works to Guarantee Independence and Growth (NEW GIG) Act of 2017 (S. 1549) to the House tax reform legislation. The legislation introduced by Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD) would update the tax code and bring it in line with ...