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  • House Freedom Caucus Slated To Craft Its Own DACA Proposal

    09/12/2017 8:13:13 PM PDT · by gubamyster · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/12/2017 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    House Freedom Caucus (HFC) Chairman Mark Meadows said the powerful conservative group is planning to craft a bill aimed at reforming the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. President Donald Trump placed a six month limit in September on the Obama-era executive order, which provides a safeguard for more than 800,000 illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. The measure provides Congress a window to deliver a legislative solution for the program. Meadows told reporters Tuesday the HFC is hoping to put together a working group to begin constructing the measure within the week. “We’re actually working on...
  • Exclusive: Paul Ryan Reportedly Says No Chance for Border Wall at Private Dinner

    09/12/2017 8:58:02 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 12 | Ian Mason
    House Speaker Paul Ryan, at a private dinner earlier this year, said he thought only “one member” wanted to build a wall across the entire U.S.-Mexico border, Breitbart News has learned from multiple sources with direct knowledge of the comments, including former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO). The dinner, sources said, took place on the eve of the House’s passage of two relatively minor immigration bills at the end of June: Kate’s Law and sanctuary city reforms. The far wider reaching Davis-Oliver Act was tabled at the same time. “Ryan told a group of Republicans he met with … that only...
  • Why I Left the Freedom Caucus

    04/02/2017 4:48:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2017 | Congressman Ted Poe
    For eight years, I have joined my colleagues in the fight to repeal and replace the train wreck that is Obamacare. This was the call heard around the nation for years, particularly leading up to President Trump's historic victory. We promised the American people that if they supported us, help would be on the way. As a conservative, I believe that the federal government should have a limited role in our personal lives, including health care. As a cancer patient, I knew the importance of getting this bill right and replacing Obamacare with a patient-centered solution that also ensures access...
  • Freedom Caucus: True Conservatives or just Trump Saboteurs?

    03/31/2017 8:25:16 AM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 74 replies
    So did they oppose Ryancare cuz it sucked or to hurt Trump? Do people like Mo Brooks really want to simply repeal or is he just bluffing and throwing us red meat knowing it wont go anywhere? People are all over the map on this and the only way we can continue winning is to be unified. I am noob and pretty uninformed on individual voting records etc. But like everyone else here I want as much of obamacare as possible GONE ASAP. I would appreciate feedback on the best strategey on achieving this goal
  • Centrist Tuesday Group In House 'Will Never' Meet With Freedom Caucus

    03/30/2017 11:48:32 AM PDT · by drewh · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/30/17 11:40 AM EDT | By Peter Sullivan -
    The centrist Tuesday Group affirmed at a meeting Wednesday that it will not meet with the conservative House Freedom Caucus to negotiate changes to an ObamaCare replacement bill, according to Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.). “I am not speaking for the White House; I'm not speaking for the Speaker; but I will speak for the Tuesday Group,” Collins, a member of the group, told reporters. “We have never negotiated with the Freedom Caucus. There was never a meeting scheduled with the Freedom Caucus. We will never meet with the Freedom Caucus, because it's not appropriate for a group of ad hoc...
  • Rep. Justin Amash Hammers Trump's 'Unlawful' Immigration Ban (Freedom Caucus)

    03/30/2017 8:31:36 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 183 replies
    mlive.com ^ | January 29, 2017
    "Unlawful" and "extreme" is how West Michigan Rep. Justin Amash described President Donald Trump's executive order to ban refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. "It's not lawful to ban immigrants on the basis of nationality," Amash said in the statement. Trump's order blocks citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya from entering the country for at least 90 days. It also bans refugees from anywhere in the world for 120 days -- and from Syria indefinitely. "Ultimately, the executive order appears to be more about politics than safety," Amash said. "If the concern is radicalism and...
  • Finally President Trump Calls Out #NeverTrump Members of Congress

    03/30/2017 5:37:47 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 118 replies
    After removing Katie Walsh from the White House staff, President Trump now moves to confront the #NeverTrump coalition in congress, Hillary’s Favorite Caucus, read on. More than half of the remaining members of the House Freedom Caucus are still #NeverTrump, entrenched and intransigent Pro-Ted Cruz ideologues. They oppose Trump and have never moved beyond losing in the primary. They are still fighting the 2016 primary race they lost.
  • Getting dragged down into the unconstitutional socialized healthcare quagmire is insanity!

    03/30/2017 10:30:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 258 replies
    Bad move by Trump. Ryan and the globalist big government GOPe RINOs are the problem not the Freedom Caucus. Trump is supposed to be draining the swamp by now, not swimming in it. Put the interest of American citizens first! Freedom not socialism and tyranny!! Good grief! Dump Obamacare already! Should have been done on day one and we’d be way on down the road to draining the swamp by now! We the people have been demanding a full repeal for seven long years and that's the position Trump took with his original health care goal at the beginning of...
  • Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus

    03/30/2017 6:57:15 AM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 542 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 30, 2017 | Donald Trump
    "The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!" - Donald Trump
  • Freedom Caucus drives dagger into heart of young Trump Presidency

    03/25/2017 9:05:20 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 210 replies
    FOXNEWS Opinion Section: Elizabeth Peek ^ | March 24, 2017 | Elizabeth Peek
    It is hard to overestimate the damage the Freedom Caucus has done to the fledgling presidency of Donald Trump, and to the country. By blocking the American Health Care Act of 2017, the conservative group has guaranteed that Americans will struggle forward under the burden of Obamacare. In the next few months insurers will announce their premium hikes for the coming year; chances are, given the continuing withdrawal of major companies from the marketplaces and the ongoing failure of the bill to attract enough young and healthy participants, the new rates will not be pretty. Last year premiums went up...
  • Texas Republican Ted Poe Quits Freedom Caucus Over Their #NeverTrump Intransigence…

    03/26/2017 2:50:01 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 216 replies
    Texas Republican Congressman Ted Poe has announced he is giving up membership in Hillary’s Favorite Caucus over their unwillingness to support President Trump: “I have resigned from the House Freedom Caucus,” Poe said in a statement. “In order to deliver on the conservative agenda we have promised the American people for eight years, we must come together to find solutions to move this country forward. Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do. Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective Member of Congress and advocate for the people...
  • Freedom Caucus Majority Backs Paul Ryan for House Speaker

    10/21/2015 8:53:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 108 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-21-15 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    A strong majority of anti-establishment conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus voted on Wednesday night to support Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin for House speaker, assuring that he will have the votes to secure the post next week and averting a leadership crisis for Republicans. Mr. Ryan indicated that he was prepared to seize the gavel and try to bring unity to his party, which has been riven over how House leaders exert authority over members. That fight had become so bitter that it forced the resignation of Speaker John A. Boehner and derailed the candidacy of the majority...
  • Trump Tweet: Dems Are Smiling That The Freedom Caucus Has Saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!

    03/26/2017 7:48:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 266 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/26/2017 | Donald J Trump
    Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!
  • House conservatives plot coup against Paul Ryan

    09/04/2016 6:31:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    Conservatives don’t have enough votes to oust Ryan (R-Wis.). But they say their coup movement shows his hold on the speakership is far more tenuous than he realizes. Denying Ryan re-election on the first ballot would undermine his political future and cast him as a conservative pariah, they say, and may give conservatives leverage to enact rules changes that would help them push their agenda for years. “If he loses the speaker election, he’s not going to be president,” one conservative member told The Huffington Post on Monday. Conservatives hold no illusion of preventing Ryan from remaining speaker (or, you...
  • Physician Marshall ousts US Rep. Huelskamp in Kansas primary

    08/03/2016 1:31:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    AP ^ | August 2, 2016
    A doctor backed by agriculture and business groups ousted U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp Tuesday in a Kansas Republican primary race that focused on the tea party-backed incumbent's battles with GOP leaders and criticism that he was too cantankerous to be effective. Great Bend obstetrician Roger Marshall won the tough contest against Huelskamp in the 1st District, which spans western and much of central Kansas.
  • House conservatives try to force vote to impeach IRS head

    07/13/2016 3:11:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2016 5:48 PM EDT
    House conservatives have taken the first step to force an impeachment vote on IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. […] The hard-line House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that two members, John Fleming of Louisiana and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, were introducing a so-called privileged resolution that could result in an impeachment floor vote on Koskinen. …
  • Breaking: Omnibus passes House 316-113 (Majority of GOP voted yes)

    12/18/2015 7:26:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 116 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 18, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s terrible for a number of reasons, but it’s on the way to the Senate anyway. A bipartisan vote closes out the House effort on the FY2016 budget, with the same kind of bloated and opaque legislation that Republicans were supposed to stop supporting: The House has passed a $1.14 trillion spending bill to fund the government through next September. It’s a peaceful end in the House to a yearlong struggle over the budget, taxes, and Republican demands of President Barack Obama. … Senators are expected vote on the budget measure in combination with a year-end tax plan that gives...
  • Rep. Dave Brat: 'We Have a Fundamental Budget Problem Coming Our Way in 11 Years'

    12/17/2015 9:21:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 17, 2015 | 11:28 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, says he came to Washington to cut spending, not add to the deficits and debt that will crush future generations. He spoke on Thursday, one day after House leaders, working with the White House, produced a $1.1 trillion spending bill. And Brat warned of worse to come. ...