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Five years ago, Americans in cities across the country gathered with a collective rallying cry — we are Taxed Enough Already. The Tea Party was born.
Thousands came to hear a roster of conservative politicians and well-known figures including Glenn Beck, Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rand Paul, R-Ky., as well as Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Steve King, R-Iowa, Dave Camp, R-Mich., Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Mike Kelly, R-Pa., and Matt Salmon, R-Ariz.
“People are awakening,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said at the rally. “A majority of people are saying ‘we don’t trust the government now.’” And awaken they did.
With the Senate debating a landmark bill on immigration reform leading for a July 4 vote deadline, Republican House members against the bill took to crowds of supporters in front of the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday who say this law would mean amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Notable speakers included Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Mike Lee (R-UT) as well as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Glenn Beck, and members of those groups targeted by the IRS.
Influential and inspiring speakers packed the stage during the three-hour event. Glenn Beck, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) were in attendance.
For the third straight BillTally report, the Tea Party Caucus in the House has proposed to cut the most from the budget – if you’re counting, that’s the entirety of the Caucus’ existence.
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s press conference on the IRS nearly turned into a spontaneous, bona fide Tea Party rally Thursday morning.
Republican lawmakers joined forces Thursday with tea party leaders on Capitol Hill, calling for a thorough investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny and demanding that the Obama administration come clean about what it knew about the scandal.
Conservatives in the House are pushing GOP leaders to continue the campaign against President Obama's healthcare law even after Wednesday's vote to repeal the law.