Vol. 6 – No. 5                                                                                                  July 2022

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                                  Table of Contents

Editorial ———————————————————————–1

Your Voice Matters ——————————————————- 3

Biden Gets His Guns . . . Bill——————————————-4

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! —————————————-5

Restore Our Republic Now———————————————-6

Polling Results ————————————————————-9

Comments From Candidates —————————————  10

Comments From Representative———————————– 13

Comments From Correspondents ———————————14

Legislative Report——————————————————- 16

Rhea County Republican Party News —————————- 30

Lagniappe —————————————————————– 30

Contact Your Elected Representatives Today! ————— 32 



Celebrate “bigly” & do it safely.








Kris Bancroft, Editor


In a normal world – a world where a free market economy exists – if a consumer has a choice on which product to buy, they consider all the reasons why buying a particular product is the best and most efficient use of the money they have worked to earn.  The individual’s definition of these terms may seem to be as numerous as the consumers but, in reality, those choices are based on only two factors:  quality and price.

Unfortunately, we no longer live in a normal world, and such has been the case for quite some time.  The progenitor’s of the most fair and equitable economic system that has ever existed – the free market economy – would look with disdain at how their gift to us has been sullied by a government that picks winners and losers, and the picking and choosing that come to be known as “Crony Capitalism” has been bought and paid for by lobbying groups.  Embracing this reality is a prerequisite to grasping what is the greatest scam ever to be foisted on the American Citizen.  Broken down to its fundamentals, here’s the way it works:

Let us say two vendors are marketing apples – one vendor sells red apples and the other vendor sells green apples – and both apples are priced at a nickel each.  The red apples are sweet and crisp, they have a long shelf life and they’re an excellent choice for making pies, jelly, applesauce, juice, and even vinegar.  The green apples are tart and dry and have thick peels and large cores – they tend to be wormy and rot within a few hours after being picked.

As one might imagine, the vast majority of consumers love the red apples while the greatest and highest use for the green apples seems to for “batting practice” for future baseball players.

To his credit, the green apple vendor is not one to give up easily so he hires a lobbyists who “somehow” manages to persuade the government to “level” the playing field for him.  A short while later, seemingly out of nowhere, the red apple vendor is hit with all sorts of rules and restrictions, tariffs, audits by the IRS, visits by OSHA and EPA, all of which penalize the red apple vendor – just to make life fair, of course!

And so, this is fundamentally the way all governments can pick winners and losers and, while this illustration is currently provided as a means to illustrate what is going on in the energy industry (and what has been going on for longer than we’d like to admit), it’s most recent application occurred on May 26, 2022, when Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV) introduced S. 4329:  “A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program to provide grants and loans to support and expand the domestic solar component manufacturing supply chain, and for other purposes.”  The bill currently has three co-sponsors:  Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Diane Feinstein (D-CA).  Like all tactics deployed by the advocates of “The Green New Deal” (et al), this bill is designed to make consumers abandon fossil-fueled cars and trucks, and buy “electric-powered” vehicles – “EVs”.

When they’re cornered and forced to respond to the fact that an overwhelming majority of all electricity is created by burning the abundant fossil fuel, their claim is “soon” all electricity will be generated by solar panels and windmills!  In response to that claim, a researcher by the name of Steven Moore did some research and presented his findings on June 2nd, on Larry Kudlow’s TV program, Kudlow, which airs on the Fox Business Network.  Here is what Mr. Moore provided:

If all the petroleum-powered vehicles on the road today were replaced by EVs, and the batteries on those vehicles were charged using only solar panels and windmills, it would take an area four times the size of South Dakota to build the array – that’s 308,464 square miles!

The materials required to construct that number of solar panels and windmills is 34 Million tons of copper, 40 Million tons of lead, 50 Million tons of zinc, 162 Million tons of aluminum, and 4.8 Billion tons of iron.

While the US has that much material in the ground, unfortunately, the EPA has banned mining it because it requires too much fossil fuel to process it.



In the June edition of The Rhea County Republican, we reported on a bill that was introduced by Bradley Schneider (D-IL), the “Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022.  The stated purpose of this bill was to “authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism.”

Analysis revealed the text of Mr. Schneider’s bill was focused solely on individuals who may be accused of being white supremacists or neo-Nazis.  (Neither of those terms are defined in the text and there was no reference in the bill that pointed to a definition of those terms).

Section 3 (b) (2) of the bill clarified that it was nothing more than a tool that could have been used both arbitrarily and capriciously to discriminate against – and deny basic rights guaranteed by our Constitution – of a particular class of citizens.

The bill passed along party lines in the House of Representatives but, fortunately, a sufficient number of Patriotic Citizens took the time to voice their Senators to cause its defeat.

Your response – and those of your fellow Conservatives – was so forceful that our Senators failed to give it cloture (an approval process requiring a 3/5ths approval to move it past a filibuster), rendering the bill “provisionally dead.”

Keep an eye on the Legislative Report feature of this newsletter to help you stay informed on the legislative activities of your elected representatives!



Laura Widener, Lead Staff Reporter for American Military News, penned an article that takes a close look at S. 2938, Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

The House of Representatives hurriedly voted to pass a sweeping gun control bill on Friday [24 June] hours after receiving the bill from the Senate, who passed it late Thursday. The bill was sent to President Joe Biden’s desk and is now awaiting his signature.

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act includes funding for states to enact “red flag” gun confiscation laws modeled after federal framework released earlier this year, as well as stricter background checks for gun buyers under age 21, a waiting period for 18-20-year-old gun buyers, new gun ownership restrictions for domestic abusers, and mental health program funding.

The Democrat majority chamber passed the bill in a 234-193 vote with all Democrats and 14 Republicans supporting the bill.

In a rare move, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi herself presided over the vote and announced its result at the podium.  Her fellow Democrats erupted into cheers after the vote.

The 14 Republicans who defied top party leadership’s opposition and instead voted for the bill include:  Liz Cheney (WY), Adam Kinzinger (IL), Tom Rice (SC), John Katko (NY), Maria Salazar (FL), Chris Jacobs (NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), Peter Meijer (MI), Fred Upton (MI), Tony Gonzales (TX), Steve Chabot (OH), Mike Turner (OH), David Joyce (OH), Anthony Gonzalez (OH).

Late Thursday night, the Senate had approved the bill in a 65-33 vote with all Democrats and 15 Republicans supporting the bill.  The legislation had only been introduced hours earlier.

The Senate Republicans who helped break the 60-vote filibuster threshold are:  Mitch McConnell (KY), Thom Tillis (NC), Susan Collins (ME), Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Cassidy (LA), Roy Blunt (MO), Richard Burr (NC), Mitt Romney (UT),  Rob Portman (OH), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Joni Ernst (IA), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Todd Young (IN), Pat Toomey (PA), John Cornyn (TX), was a co-sponsor of the Senate version of this bill.  Marco Rubio (FL), was the original sponsor of the bill but he voted against passage after the text was changed in the House of Representatives.

The bill will require local and state level juvenile and mental health records to be added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), expanding the background checks for gun buyers under age 21 to scan for more potentially disqualifying factors.  A waiting period of up to 10 days may be imposed for the background check.

The bill also broadens the definition of gun sellers to those who buy and sell guns to “predominantly earn a profit,” thus subjecting them to Federal Firearms Licensing requirements.

Late Thursday night after the bill’s passage in the Senate, President Joe Biden released the following statement:

“Tonight, after 28 years of inaction, bipartisan members of Congress came together to heed the call of families across the country and passed legislation to address the scourge of gun violence in our communities.  Families in Uvalde and Buffalo – and too many tragic shootings before – have demanded action.  And tonight, we acted,” he said.

“This bipartisan legislation will help protect Americans.  Kids in schools and communities will be safer because of it.  The House of Representatives should promptly vote on this bipartisan bill and send it to my desk,” he added.  Mr. Biden signed the bill into law.

See: for further analysis



The opinions of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject. – Marcus Aurelius



Under California law, a bumblebee is a fish!  At least that’s what a California court said in a ruling in mid-June.

And thus, the bumblebee should be protected by the state’s endangered species ordinances, court documents show.

In the case, Almond Alliance of California v. Fish and Game Commission, the California State Appellate Court of the Third District said the “issue presented here is whether the bumblebee, a terrestrial invertebrate, falls within the definition of a fish,” according to legal documents.

According to the judges, the bumblebee is classified as a fish as a liberal interpretation of the word “fish”, as well as the state’s own legislative history, including non-aquatic life.

The judges explained that “although the term fish is colloquially and commonly understood to refer to aquatic species,” the law, as it is written, makes the legal “definition of fish… not so limited,” the court documents show.

The court explained the “Endangered Species Act” has given classification authority to the Fish and Game Commission to determine what is and is not an endangered species, court documents show.

And, under the law, the commission is solely responsible for establishing “a list of endangered species and a list of threatened species.” The court also found the commission’s authority “was not limited to listing only aquatic invertebrates.”

The state’s own legislative history also supports this “liberal interpretation” to classify a non-aquatic bumblebee as a “fish” as under state law “the Commission may list any invertebrate as an endangered or threatened species.”

Before 1969, the law defined fish as “wild fish, mollusks, or crustaceans, including any part, spawn or ova thereof.” That same year, the Legislature amended a section that defined fish to add invertebrates and amphibia.

This section was changed only once, in 2015, when the state Legislature modified the definition to read “‘[f]ish’ means a wild fish, mollusk, crustacean, invertebrate, amphibian, or part, spawn, or ovum of any of those animals.”

“We acknowledge the scope of the definition is ambiguous,” the judges added, the court documents showed.

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Dr. Dan Eichenbaum, MD


Our founders were men of courage and character who refused to accept being subjects of the British monarchy.  They recognized that conditions in colonial America favored action, accepted the risk, and pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to stand up for freedom.  They created a Constitutional Republic designed to secure and guarantee the Natural Law Rights of the individual, a system of governance that globalists are now actively destroying from within.  If America falls, humanity will succumb to centuries of oppression under the thumb of the Earth’s resurgent elitist monarchy.

History runs in cycles, and our nation is going through a very treacherous period with a potentially fatal outcome.  Based on the result of the 2012 national election, Lawrence Sellin wrote a short book entitled, “Restoring the Republic:  Arguments for a Second American Revolution.”  In support of his thesis, he identifies three realities about our nation that have gotten precipitously worse in the past eight years.

The United States is no longer a functioning Constitutional Republic but an oligarchy.

Our corrupt national elections are about redistribution of influence, privilege, and affluence between two political establishments, who then transfer the wealth generated by ordinary Americans into their own pockets and those of their friends.

The purpose of Obama’s presidency was to transform our nation into a dystopia like that described in Orwell’s 1984.  Everyday life in America would involve perpetual crisis, omnipresent government surveillance, misinformation, and manipulation by state-controlled media, governed by a privileged, hedonistic, and shallow political elite.

A dystopia is characterized by a cataclysmic decline of a society, in which a totalitarian government enforces ruthless egalitarianism by suppressing or denouncing ability and accomplishment, or even competence, as forms of inequality. It creates dependency on the state and attempts to eradicate the family by deploying continuing efforts to keep it from re-establishing itself as a social institution.

That description of America was written eight years ago by Lawrence Sellin.  The four-year Trump presidency temporarily stalled the agenda of the global elite.  Were it not for the blatantly corrupt and stolen national election of 2020, the Trump administration might have purged the executive branch of infiltrators and moles.  Thus unencumbered, they could have successfully dismantled the collectivist apparatus.  Unfortunately, the 2012 election irregularities Sellin described in his book were a mere tip of the iceberg compared to the outright fraudulent theft of the 2020 election.

With the foxes back in the henhouse, the slaughter of our Constitutional Republic can be resumed.

Is there a basic moral law that defines and governs human interaction?  The answer is “Yes” – but the problem is that we don’t obey it.  That is why our nation and the world are in such a mess.

Humanity is basically flawed.  Our innate greed and lack of moral character are why all this is happening now, has happened many times in the past, and, if we survive the current crisis, will happen again in the future.

For centuries, man was ruled by monarchs and tyrants, kings, queens, dukes, earls, and the like, who owned everything.  Common folks owned nothing of consequence, and their daily lives were controlled by the whims of tyrants.  The American Revolution changed all that.  We threw out the monarchy and established a Constitutional Republic to protect the Natural Law Rights of the minority against the tyranny of the majority.

Now the Oligarchs want it all back.  The descendants of the old-world monarchies, the children of banking and manufacturing moguls, the media/entertainment elite, the career politicians, and the new uber-wealthy intend to steal back from us the wealth, power, and authority they believe is rightfully theirs.  They are at the root of our problems today.

You know who most of them are.  They are constantly on media outlets (the media that they control, of course) telling us how smart they are, how meaningless our lives are in the grand scheme, and how they have the right to set the rules for us that they don’t have to follow.  They are the arrogant elite who feel they are entitled to rule humanity and, unfortunately, they have the money to make that happen.

The goal of the American Progressive Movement was to destroy our Constitutional Republic from the inside, and their game plan was well written and well played.  The change was gradual and barely noticed.  Progressives used the Hegelian Dialectic to force legislative compromises in Congress that favored their agenda.  And, finally, they used lawyers and a corrupt Supreme Court to subvert and eviscerate our Constitution, the written contract that is the foundation of our individual rights.

All they needed was an audience.  They knew that our generation wouldn’t sign on to their plans for world tyranny.  So, they had to create a group of captive believers in the Church of Collectivism.

Two generations of our youth have been brainwashed by hippies from the 60s who chose teaching careers for that specific purpose – to indoctrinate our youth into accepting their World View, a one-world collectivist tyranny of the global elite.

Our founders were the strong men created by hard times, and they created good times for their countrymen.  Of necessity, we must now become strong men.

Can we do no less for our progeny than our founders did for us?

“I will not comply with your unconstitutional laws, rules, regulations, and edicts that steal my rights and my freedom.”  That is how we begin to restore our Republic.  Our founders are waiting for us to get off the sofa.

Resist Tyranny and Trust in Freedom!

[Dr. Eichenbaum is the host of “Dr. Dan’s Freedom Forum Radio,” heard each week on WJRB 95.1 FM (Harris, Georgia), Saturdays, at 8:00AM and 9:30AM, and on Sundays, at 2:30PM and 7:00PM, Eastern Time, broadcast worldwide at the following link: ]



In the June edition of The Rhea County Republican readers were invited to submit their top three choices for both Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate Majority Leader, should the Republicans somehow gain majorities in both Chambers.

A total of seventy-two readers from across the United States offered their well-considered responses.  With the exception of Jim Jordan (OH), there does not appear to be a particular national favorite among the respondents; following are the scores for the five most popular choices:


Senate Majority Leader


Rand Paul                       14

Ted Cruz                        14

John Kennedy                 10

Mike Lee                           3

Ron Johnson                    3


Speaker of the House of Representatives


Jim Jordan                      26

Thomas Massie                6

Kevin Brady                      5

Marjorie Taylor Greene     4

Tim Burchett                     3


Congratulations to Jonathan Robbins, Connersville, Indiana, who won the drawing for a $25 gift card for sending in his nominations.



“The transformation of charity into legal entitlement has produced donors without love and recipients without gratitude. – Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice, March 11, 1936 – February 13, 2016.



Intelligence is a natural resource.  Our best and brightest students must be provided the means to reach their greatest potential and achieve their highest goals.  Unfortunately, that’s not likely to happen when our school systems operate on the false notion that everybody deserves the same “trophy.”




     Candidates for elected offices from all States and all levels of government are encouraged to share their thoughts, opinions, ideas, and announcements by emailing them to .  Your constituents want to hear from you! – Editor


Gen. Kurt Winstead (Ret.) is seeking the Republican nomination for District 5, to challenge incumbent Jim Cooper (D), who has held that seat since 2002.

Following is the text of an email received on 27 May.  As of this date, there are eight other contenders for the Republican nomination.

My name is Kurt Winstead and I am a retired General, businessman, family man, and conservative.  I was raised in a home of educators and farmers, who taught me the importance of real honest hard work at a young age.  I grew up knowing that I live in the greatest country on earth and that freedom is a very precious thing. It’s not something that we can take for granted.

I believe that I have a responsibility to our country – to show our future generations that America is a place of freedom and opportunity for ALL! I refuse to let the radical left stomp on the rights that were paved for us by brave men and women.

I hope that you will join me on my endeavor to represent our great state in Congress.

Click here to support my campaign with a donation:

If you have any questions about me or my campaign, I would love to hear from you. Visit my website at .

Thank you for your support.


Emily G. Beaty is running for Republican State Executive Committeewoman for Senate District 1.

I am a 7th-generation Tennessean and have been married to my husband, Jason, for 18 years. I have a 9-year-old daughter, Sophia. I attended Middle Tennessee State University and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from MTSU’s Jones School of Business. I have worked in Marketing for the past 20 years. I am a strong conservative and currently serve as the Republican State Executive Committeewoman for Senate District 10. I have served on the Tennessee Republican Party Finance and Bylaw Committees and I am currently the Co-Chair of the Political Committee. I also serve as the Chairman of the Bradley County Republican Party. I was elected as a Delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2008, 2012, 2016, and most recently as a Trump Delegate in 2020.

I am running for Republican State Executive Committeewoman because I believe Republicans must take a stand to take back our country. I am a conservative that feels we must be proactive in preserving our rights, fighting against federal government overreach, and preserving the integrity of our elections. I will never compromise my faith, character, or integrity. I am straightforward with my stances on issues and always open to discussion. I listen to my constituents and answer them when they contact me. I humbly ask for your vote in the upcoming election on August 4th. I would be honored to serve the people of Rhea County.

You can reach me at or at 423-544-4744.


Dr. John S. Stanbery, Cleveland dentist and Republican Party activist is asking the people of Rhea, McMinn, Meigs and Bradley Counties to allow him to represent them as their Republican State Executive Committeeman.

As a toddler I worked the Bill Brock motorcades with my mother Annette and my father Dr. Cecil H Stanbery both lifelong Republican activists.

I have served the local party as Teen Age Republican Chairman,Young Republican Chairman,YR State Vice Chairman,County Treasurer, County Chairman and served as the Third Congressional District Chairman representing eleven counties including Rhea County.  I served on the State Republican Executive Committee from 2006-2010 with Spring City’s Bill Hilleary and from 2018-2022.  I served on the State Party Finance Committee in 2010 and helped guide the party to take control of the State House and Senate for the first time in 140 years.

I am married to Lisa Stanbery.  We have two grown children; Alexandra and Ian (Allyson) I am a Patriot Life Member of the National Rifle Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation and hold a lifetime Sportsman license.  I have made several presentations in recent years to civic groups on the history of tax revolt in America, defending Gun Owner’s rights and debunking gun control myths.  I defended all things conservative as weekly cohost of Backfire on WOOP FM for over nine years.  I was proud to serve as an alternate Delegate for Donald J Trump and honored to cast one of Tennessee’s 11 Electoral Votes for President Donald J. Trump.

I have worked my entire life to not only support the Republican Party but to make sure that the party stays true to conservative principles.  We need a Republican Party that actually believes in limited government, low taxation, parental rights, medical privacy, personal responsibility and the Second Amendment; and has the backbone to take a stand and fight for those principles.  I have never backed down from fighting for our conservative principles whether it was supporting President Donald Trump, defending the Sanctity of Life, opposing a state income tax, publicly debating against the wheel tax and local property tax increase or asking the TWRA to give us back a hog hunting season.  State Executive Committeeman is an important job that can make a huge difference in the quality of our government.  I have fought to keep the party faithful to our local conservative values and have been able to bring significant State Party help to numerous local candidates in the First Senate District.  I have the ability and the commitment to continue to do just that for Rhea, Bradley, McMinn and Meigs Counties.  I ask that you vote and re-elect John S. Stanbery for State Republican Executive Committeeman.



President Joe Biden on Monday [22 May] appeared to praise record-high gas prices, saying it’s all part of an “incredible transition” that will make America and the world better off.

“When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden explained during a joint press conference with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, in Tokyo.



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Senator Bill Hagerty, R-TN posted the following questions [Hagerty Happenings, 25 May 2021, 6:12PM] about Hunter Biden’s questionable dealings with foreign actors, and whether Joe Biden is complicit in his son’s criminal activity:

In 1973, Tennessee’s Howard Baker asked the seminal question of the Watergate investigation:  What did the president know, and when did he know it? That question is equally appropriate today for President Biden regarding the investigation of his son, Hunter Biden, and the Biden family’s multi-million-dollar foreign business dealings.

The emerging evidence indicates that Joe Biden—while serving as vice president and preparing to run for president—was involved with, and the financial beneficiary of, Hunter Biden’s foreign business ventures.  Simultaneously, President Biden was running U.S. foreign policy in many of these same countries, ferrying his son around the world to conduct the family business while he conducted America’s business.

In a recent Appropriations Committee hearing, I questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding his department’s investigation of his boss’s family.  The American people deserve answers from President Biden regarding his involvement in this activity.  At a minimum, any journalist should be asking the following questions.

Does the White House dispute the authenticity of the emails, documents and other evidentiary materials recovered from Hunter Biden’s laptop concerning the family business enterprise?

Did Hunter Biden pay Joe Biden’s personal expenses while he served as vice president, including upkeep for Joe Biden’s large lakefront home in Delaware?  What were the sources of Hunter Biden’s income during such period?

A 2010 email to Hunter Biden is entitled “JRB Bills” and discusses paying for the upkeep of Joe Biden’s large lakefront home in Delaware, and Hunter Biden texted his daughter: “don’t worry, unlike Pop [meaning Joe Biden] I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

Is it true that Vice President Biden needed money?  A 2010 email to Hunter Biden from business partner Eric Schwerin states:  “Your Dad just called me (about his mortgage) . . . He could use some positive news about his future earnings potential.”

Relatedly, why did Schwerin make 27 visits to the White House while Joe Biden served as vice president, including at least one meeting with Vice President Biden and many others with numerous White House staff, one of whom had previously worked for Hunter Biden’s investment firm?  What was discussed at these meetings?

Why did Vice President Joe Biden have dinner in 2015 with Hunter Biden business associates that included a Burisma executive—the Ukrainian energy company paying Hunter Biden $1 million per year to sit on its board—and a Russian billionaire who paid Hunter’s firm $3.5 million around that time?

A 2015 Hunter Biden email to one attendee states: “OK – the reason for the dinner is ostensibly to discuss food security.  Dad will be there but keep that between us for now.”  What was the real purpose of the dinner?

Was Joe Biden “the big guy” for whom Hunter Biden was holding a 10% cut of a multi-million-dollar deal with a Chinese energy company?  Tony Bobulinski, a U.S. Navy veteran and former business associate of Hunter Biden, says that he is.  Bobulinski stated that he dealt directly with Joe Biden regarding some of Hunter’s business dealings.  This is corroborated by a text message from Biden associate James Gilliar, who warned Bobulinski regarding a Chinese energy deal:  “Don’t mention Joe being involved. . . . I know u know that but they are paranoid.”

When did Hunter Biden sell his stake in a Chinese joint venture called BHR Partners, which he co-owned with Chinese Communist Party entities, and for how much money?  This venture was formed in 2013, around when Hunter Biden traveled to China on Air Force Two and introduced Vice President Biden to its future CEO, a Chinese national named Johnathan Li.

If, as Attorney General Garland says, this investigation is being conducted impartially and independently, then why are top White House officials going on national television to declare how they think the investigation should turn out?

Earlier this month, White House chief of staff Ron Klain stated on national television: “the president is confident that his son didn’t break the law.”  White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said that President Biden believes his son did “nothing [that] was unethical.”

It is clear that President Biden had knowledge of and involvement in Hunter Biden’s business deals.

The White House refuses to talk about any of this, suggesting it’s some sort of personal, private citizen matter, despite the now-apparent, extensive intertwinement between Biden office holding and the Biden family business.

The overarching question remains: While Joe Biden was conducting U.S. foreign policy in China, Ukraine and other places as vice president, what did he know about his son’s deals with influential leaders in those same countries to generate many millions of dollars to benefit the Biden family, and when did he know it?

[We should let Senator Hagerty know that we applaud him for his remarks and encourage him to lead the charge in bringing the Biden Crime Family to justice. That said, given the Republicans’ records as they pertain to prosecuting the criminal activities of the Clintons, 0bamas, and other Democrats, one must be cautioned against too much optimism! – Editor]



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Todd Watson, and the McMinn County Republican Party announced they are holding a forum for State Senate (District 1) candidates on July 14th, at 6:00 PM, at the McMinn County High School auditorium, located at 2215 Congress Avenue, in Athens, TN 37303.  Show up and help support our fellow Republicans.


J Pat Rich, a friend in SC and author of the FB Page “Truth Time,” offered the following:

Since Biden said he wants to sue gun manufacturers when a gun kills someone (yes, I know, guns don’t kill people, but Biden does not know that), we need to sue liquor companies when someone kills someone while drunk driving.   We also need to sue car manufacturers when someone kills someone with a car.  And we need to remove the law that protects politicians from being sued when their inept laws and actions cause the death of someone.  How many people have been killed while trying to get gasoline out of these new gas cans that the laws forced upon us?  Sue the politicians!  How many people died of suicide during COVID because of their shutdowns?  Sue the politicians!  The fentanyl deaths have risen threefold since Biden took office due to the porous border…Sue Biden! When a father did not want his girlfriend to get that abortion…Sue Planned Parenthood!

All of these other things really make more sense than suing the gun companies!



We should look at every law as though it’s going to be enforced against us by your worst enemy or the stupidest person we know.



     The Legislative Report provides information on some of the more remarkable bills that have been introduced in Congress.  Its purpose is to provide the reader with information about pending legislation that may prompt the reader to contact their representatives to express their views.

     In the emailed version of the Legislative Report, you will see markers + and + on certain bills.  The red icon is placed to encourage the reader to contact their representatives and ask them to vote against the legislation.  On bills marked with the green icon, the reader is encouraged to contact their elected representatives and ask them to support the legislation.  The reader is always encouraged to keep informed about all legislation from other sources so they may be aware of bills that affect our lives.  Decide today that you will make your voice heard.  If you remain silent, your representatives will never know your thoughts! – Editor


+++S 4313 A bill to prohibit the use of the digital currency payment system operated by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes (Tom Cotton, R-AR, text not yet available).

This bill would prevent the Chinese Communist Party from replacing the US Dollar as the World Reserve Currency and, in combination with other efforts on the part of the Chinese, enable them to become the world’s foremost economic superpower, which would ultimately destroy that status which has been held by the United States.


+HR 7862 To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require Members of Congress to disclose financial interests in cryptocurency, and for other purposes (Elissa Slotkin, D-MI, 4 pages).

Occasionally, a Democrat proposes legislation that places restrictions on government; this simple and straightforward bill is one of those rare instances.


+HR 7859 PREP for All Students Act of 2022 (Susan Wild, D-PA, 21 pages).

This Act may be cited as the Promoting Responsible Emergency Protocols for All Students Act or the PREP for All Students Act of 2022.

The stated purpose of this bill is “to create a Council on Emergency Response Protocols [emphasis added] to ensure the establishment of accessible, developmentally appropriate, culturally aware, and trauma-informed emergency response protocols in public schools, early child care and education settings, and institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.”  It is the “culturally aware” component that attracts attention.

In Section 3, Paragraph 4 of the text one finds the definition of Culturally Aware.  The effects of the language in this section is divisive in that it advances a false idea – that one group of individuals should be treated differently than another group – underscoring the idea that equity supersedes equality.  It proposes that such false notions be taught in schools (which is but one facet of Critical Race Theory).  It attempts to advance a false narrative that “emergency events have a disparate impact on African Americans, Native peoples, and other racial and ethnic minorities” when, in fact, we are Americans, we are all humans, we all feel pain, and we all bleed red.


+HR 7857 To amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Minority Fellowship Program (Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-NJ, 2 pages).

Ms. Coleman’s bill reauthorizes Section 597(c) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 297ll(c), which promotes minorities “sticking to their own kind” and increases the amount of money to make sure they do so from a “mere” $12,669,000 to $25,000,000.  So much for the “United” States of America.


+++HR 7848 Protecting American Energy Act (Blake Moore, R-UT, 6 pages).

To promote meeting domestic energy needs with domestic energy production, and for other purposes.  What a novel idea!


++++HR 7858 Digital Platform Commission Act of 2022 (Peter Welch, D-VT, 60 pages).

The stated purpose of Mr. Welch’s bill is to establish a new Federal body to provide oversight and regulation of digital platforms.  The actual purpose of Mr. Welch’s bill is use government overreach to limit free speech and especially limit the free speech of those platforms that support conservative thought. [“The Democrats’ reaction to Truth Social” comes immediately to mind!]


++HR 7858 Venezuelan Adjustment Act (Darren Soto, D-FL, 9 pages).

To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to adjust the status of certain aliens who are nationals of Venezuela to that of aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence, and for other purposes.

In this bill, Mr. Soto seeks to abrogate the laws expressed under Title 8, US Code (1100, et seq.), for the purpose of offering special dispensation to certain illegal aliens.  Essentially, an illegal alien is an illegal alien and if not treated as such then which illegal aliens will be offered special treatment in future situations?

For several decades, the governments of both China and Russia have enrolled their agents into many universities in the United States, for the purpose of stealing our intellectual property.  There has been some effort on the part of our government to reduce the amount of intellectual property theft but there is room for improving the actions thus far taken, and that is the purpose of the following three bills:


+HR 7855 Halting Academic Liaisons To Our Adversaries Act (Elise Stefanik, R-NY, 5 pages).  A bill to prohibit Federal funding for institutions of higher education that have agreements with certain academic institutions in the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation, and for other purposes,


+HR 7851 To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to disclose certain ties to China-affiliated organizations, and for other purposes (August Pfluger II, R-TX, 5 pages)


+HR 7779 DHS Restrictions on Confucius Institutes and Chinese Entities of Concern Act (August Pfluger II, R-TX, 3 pages).

To establish Department of Homeland Security funding restrictions on institutions of higher education that have a relationship with Confucius Institutes, and for other purposes.


++HR 7858 Federal Employees Sustainable Investment Act (Adam Schiff, D-CA, 4 pages).

To amend Title 5, US Code, to provide for a corporate responsibility investment option under the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

Background:  The TSP is the primary retirement fund for Federal employees.  Mr. Schiff’s bill would require the managers of the TSP program to invest only in those companies designated as being in compliance with the standards expressed in the Green New Deal, even though the legislation has (thus far) failed to be enacted into law.


+HR 7834 Preventing Racism in Medicare Act (Gary Palmer, R-AL, 2 pages).

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from selecting certain activities relating to the development of anti-racism plans as clinical practice improvement activities under the Medicare program.

++++S 4295 A bill to amend securities and banking laws to make the information reported to financial regulatory agencies electronically searchable, to further enable the development of technologies and artificial intelligence applications, to put the United States on a path toward building a comprehensive Standard Business Reporting program to ultimately harmonize and reduce the private sector’s regulatory compliance burden, while enhancing transparency and accountability, and for other purposes  (Mark Warner, D-VA, text not yet available).

If our financial records are “electronically searchable” they can be hacked by people who don’t have our best interests in mind – that would include the Internal Revenue “Service.”


S 4290 A bill to impose certain requirements relating to the renegotiation or reentry into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or other agreement relating to Iran’s nuclear program, and for other purposes (Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, text not yet available).

Given Iran’s historically atrocious behavior, wouldn’t it be best to simply not enter into any agreements with the #1 State Sponsor of Terrorism?  It doesn’t take a genius to understand that it is unwise for the United States to enter into any sort of agreement with a country that celebrates Death to America Day as one of its national holidays.


++++S 4311 A bill to amend the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to provide certain benefits to noncitizens, and for other purposes (Mazie Hirono, D-HI, text not yet available).

This bill was introduced on 25 May and referred to committee for review.  Although a draft of the text has not been published, various sources have reported that Ms. Hirono’s bill would provide unemployment compensation to illegal aliens.


S 4254 Disclosing Foreign Influence in Lobbying Act (Chuck Grassley, R-IA, 2 pages).

In recent years, K Street, in Washington DC (the location of most of the lobbying firms in the United States), has become the home to numerous shell corporations that are, in fact, controlled by foreign governments.  Senator Grassley’s bill would amend the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to clarify a provision relating to certain contents of registrations under that Act, requiring that all lobbying firms provide “the name and address of each government of a foreign country (including any agency or subdivision of a foreign government, such as a regional or municipal unit of government) and foreign political party, other than the client, that participates in the direction, planning, supervision, or control of any lobbying activities of the registrant.”


++S 4243 DHS Trade and Economic Security Council Act of 2022 (Robert Portman, R-OH, 6 pages).

A bill to establish the Department of Homeland Security Trade and Economic Security Council and the position of Assistant Secretary for Trade and Economic Security within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

While the United States should have “secure and resilient domestic production capacity combined with reliable access to the global resources necessary to maintain an acceptable standard of living and protect core national values,” the task to provide such security and resilience should fall under the purview of the Department of Commerce.  By assigning control of this task to the Department of Homeland Security, it further centralizes our Federal government and expands the authority of one Department over another.


+S 4313 Federal Agency Performance Act of 2022 (Gary Peters, D-MI, 11 pages).

A bill to improve performance and accountability in the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

Government in general, and especially Federal government has long been known for its proclivities toward waste, fraud, and abuse, as well as just plain and simple ineptitude.  Mr. Peters’ bill represents “one small step” toward improving the performance of government.  (Many more “steps” are required!)


+++S 1116 Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2021 (Thomas Carper, D-DE, 5 pages).

A bill to amend chapter 81 of Title 5, US Code, to create a presumption that a disability or death of a Federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of such employees duty, and for other purposes.  [Emphasis added]

In other words, when a 450 pound firefighter who smokes 3 packs of cigarettes each day and suffers from diabetes and heart disease dies, Mr. Carper’s bill would force the Medical Examiner to state that his/her death was caused by the fact the performance of the firefighter’s duties.  I don’t think so!


++HR 7871 People Over Petroleum Act (Donald McEachin, D-VA, 30 pages).

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal fossil fuel subsidies for oil companies, to establish gas price rebates to individuals for 2022, and for other purposes.

In response to Mr. Biden’s efforts to incrementally impose the “Green New Deal,” which would, of course, destroy the economy and the sovereignty of the United States and the freedoms of its citizens to move about outside the eye of a “Big Brother” style government, Mr. McEachin’s bill goes a step further by forcing the petroleum industry to shell out rebates to its customers to make up for the price hikes that were caused by Mr. Biden’s “less than brilliant” energy policies.


++HR 7914 To prohibit the use of Federal funds to carry out Executive Order 14074 (Clay Higgins, R-LA, 1 page).

The text of E.O. 14074 may be found at the following link:

While there are many reasons why Representative Higgins’ bill should be enacted into law, the two primary reasons are:  1. Mr. Biden is attempting to usurp the authority of the Legislative Branch by passing a law via Executive Order, and; 2. Mr. Biden’s Executive Order undermines the authority of law enforcement.


++HR 7866 To amend Title 49, United States Code, and the Small Business Act to direct the Department of Transportation and the Small Business Administration to strengthen and advance certain disadvantaged businesses, and for other purposes (Jesus Garcia, D-IL, text not yet available).

As based on “Chuy’s” past performances, we pretty well know where he intends to go with his new bill; basically, this bill would transfer funds from DOT and SBA to companies that are failing as the result of their lack of business acumen – for so long as those businesses are owned by individuals who fall within the Liberal’s definition of “disadvantaged-ness.”


S 4339 DHS Illicit Tunnel Defense Act (John Cornyn, R-TX, 4 pages).

The stated purpose of Senator Cornyn’s bill is “to support remediation of cross-border tunnels, and for other purposes.”

This bill prompted a letter to both Senators Blackburn and Hagerty in support of this bill, especially with respect to Section 2 (a) (1) (B) has some merit in that he seeks to “Promote the use of innovative technologies to identify, breach, assess, and remediate illicit cross-border tunnels . . .”


++S 4346 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for qualified conservation contributions which include National Scenic Trails (Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, text not yet available).

It seems that Senator Blumenthal is still very much involved in the art of picking winners and losers; he has introduced a bill that supports the supporters of the “Green New Deal” and other environmental whacko programs.  I wonder how much they have donated to his campaign?


++S 4335 Register America to Vote Act of 2022 (Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, 35 pages).

The Senator describes the purpose of her bill as:  “A bill to improve voter access to the ballot box through automatic voter registration, and for other purposes.”  It actuality, it appears she wants to legalize all the criminal means by which the Democrats stole the 2020 elections.


+++S 4342 A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize a new student loan forgiveness program and +++S 4344 A bill to establish a temporary program for the refinancing of certain Federal and private student loans, and for other purposes (Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, text not yet available).

These bills are nothing less than a harsh insult to the millions of Americans who struggled to pay for their own education.  Senator Whitehouse should be censured for introducing such a legislation.


++HR 7917 Leaker Accountability Act of 2022 Mike Johnson, R-LA, 3 pages)

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for penalties for the unauthorized disclosure of confidential information by officers or employees of the Supreme Court, and for other purposes.

While Representative Johnson’s bill is aimed at holding accountable the individual(s) who leaked the draft of the SCOTUS’s opinion on Roe v. Wade, there have, in fact, been entirely too many leaks by too many insiders in Federal government that has done too much damage to our country, and this bill should be extended to ensuring all “leakers” are harshly punished.


+++++ HR 7910 Protecting Our Kids Act (Jerold Nadler D-NY, 38 pages).

To amend Title 18, US Code, to provide for an increased age limit on the purchase of certain firearms, prevent gun trafficking, modernize the prohibition on untraceable firearms, encourage the safe storage of firearms, and for other purposes.

In reality, “Mr. Zipper” cares little-to-nothing about the safety of our children; he has proven as much by adamantly protesting measures that would protect children from violence and child predators in schools, and other places.  His bill is directly aimed at raising the minimum age for owning a firearm from 18 to 21.  Oddly enough, he seems to be OK with men and women joining the military at 18.  The bill also makes the process for buying a firearm significantly more complex, creates new background checks for so called “ghost” guns, and calls for a ban on high-capacity magazines.

This bill passed in the House of Representatives, and has been forwarded to the Senate for consideration.

Five “Republicans” voted to pass this bill, their names are:  Adam Kinzinger (IL), Fred Upton (MI), Chris Jacobs (NY), Anthony Gonzalez (OH) and, Brian Fitzpatrick (PA).  REMEMBER their names!


++HR 7916 To prohibit the use of funds to implement any obligations of the United States under the World Health Organization’s Global Pandemic Treaty

(Ronny Jackson, R-TX, 2 pages).

Mr. Biden is attempting to usurp the authority of the Senate by entering into a treaty with a foreign entity; this bill would stop his unconstitutional actions.


++HR 7927 To prohibit the use of funds to propose amendments to the International Health Regulations, the Global Pandemic Treaty, or any other agreement among World Health Organization member states, and for other purposes (Chris Stewart, R-UT, text not yet available).

As with HR 7916, this bill would halt Mr. Biden’s attempt to usurp the authority of the Senate, and enter into a treaty with a foreign entity in that regard.


++ HR 7926 Federal Gas Tax Suspension and Windfall Profits Tax Act of 2022

(Adam Schiff, D-CA, 13 pages).

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a suspension of the highway fuel tax and to impose a temporary fee on excess oil profits.  In other words, Mr. Schiff is trying to artificially reduce fuel prices, in the way of forfeiting tax revenues, solely for the purpose of helping Mr. Biden save face and, at the same time, projecting the lie that the reason for historically high fuel prices is the fault of the oil companies.

The profit margin earned by the oil companies has not changed in nine years.  Why is it suddenly the fault of the oil companies that fuel costs have risen to record highs only after Mr. Biden infested the 0val 0ffice?


+++ HR 2377 Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021 (Lucy McBath, D-GA, 49 pages).

To authorize the issuance of extreme risk protection orders.

No one wants a dangerous individual to have access to a weapon, but to usurp an individual’s right to self-protection must be based on demonstrable evidence.  In essence, this bill is not much different than any of the so-called “red flag laws, the sole intent of which is to infringe upon a Citizen’s right to keep and bear arms, as based on some hearsay evidence offered by one or more individuals who may have a grudge against another individual.

Section 2 (a) amends Chapter 44 of Title 18, US Code by adding Section 932 – “Extreme Risk Protection Orders,” which enables an individual who claims that another individual (or individuals) pose a threat to their personal safety (or to the safety of another individual), to petition a Circuit Court Judge to designate a law enforcement officer (that may be appointed by a US Marshal), to prevent an individual from purchasing a firearm.  The language may be interpreted to include confiscation of all firearms currently in the respondent’s possession, and other means by which they may enact violence.

Before issuing an ex parte Federal order, a court shall require that the petitioner for such order submit a signed affidavit, sworn to before the court, that—

(A)explains why such petitioner believes that the Federal order respondent poses a risk of imminent personal injury to self or another individual, by purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition; and

(B) describes the interactions and conversations of the petitioner with—

(i) the respondent; or

(ii) another individual, if such petitioner believes that information obtained from that individual is credible and reliable.

While there is a means by which the respondent may file to have the petition abrogated, there is no mention of any penalty that may be imposed upon a petitioner who knowingly makes a false claim; the assumption is made that the petitioner has acted in good faith.

This bill passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 224/202, and has been forwarded to the Senate.  Republicans who voted to pass this bill include:  Adam Kinzinger (IL), Fred Upton (MI), Chris Jacobs (NY), Anthony Gonzalez (OH), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA).


S 4350 Emergency Infant Formula Act (Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, 6 pages).

A bill to provide for the expedited and duty-free importation of infant formula that may be lawfully marketed in the European Union, Canada, Japan, or the United Kingdom, and for other purposes.

Senator Gillibrand’s bill is similar to HR 7875 Emergency Infant Formula Act (Bradley Sherman, D-CA), and every rational human being wants to see these bills produce the desired results.  What is notable about these bills is the fact that they are needed.  It is shameful that the current administration has mismanaged the supply chain and interfered with domestic production to make it necessary for the United States of America to beg other countries for help . . . of any kind!


+++++HR 7958 No Federal Funds for Ballot Harvesting Act (Rodney Davis, R-IL, 5 pages).

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prohibit the use of Federal funds for the administration of an election for Federal office in States which permit ballot harvesting, and for other purposes.


++HR 7950 To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to clarify the authority of States to remove noncitizens from voting rolls and to require States to maintain separate voter registration lists for noncitizens, and for other purposes (Rodney Davis, R-IL, text not yet available).

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process.  It was introduced into Congress on June 7, 2022. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


++ HR 7957 To Amend Title 18, United States Code, to expand the scope of hate crimes (Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-TX, text not yet available).

It seems Ms. Jackson-Lee would like to define any offense she doesn’t like as a “hate” crime.  I wonder whether her bill includes some the choice remarks made by Eric Adams?  I’m betting not!


++ S 4389 Military Vehicle Fleet Electrification Act (Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, 9 pages).

A bill to transition the non-tactical vehicle fleet of the Department of Defense to electric or other zero emission vehicles, and for other purposes.

In other words, Senator “Fauxcahontas” is admitting that EVs are not practical and dependable but wants to force our military to be burdened with them so she can push her “green” agenda.  The Senator also ignores the fact that EVs are more expensive and require more maintenance than petroleum powered vehicles, many of their components are manufactured outside the United States (including in China).  No one has told the Senator that all vehicles used by the military are potentially “tactical” vehicles.  (One wonders how much “green” will come her way – and from whom – for sponsoring this bill!)


++ S 4383 Transportation Assistance for Olympic Cities Act of 2022 (Alejandro Padilla, D-CA, 5 pages).

A bill to provide assistance for surface transportation projects relating to international Olympic, Paralympic, and Special Olympics events.

In other words, Senator Padilla is looking to the American Taxpayer to pay for extraordinary upgrades to the public transportation systems in California, under the guise of assisting athletes.  (Oh, and “Alex” also wants us to pay for minting a commemorative coin, the profits from which will benefit . . . California!)


HR 2773 Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2021 (Debbie Dingell, D-MI, 36 pages).

To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies, and for other purposes.

This bill would allocate an average expenditure $1.2 Billion each year, indefinitely, to “protect” a non-specific list of insects, fish, reptiles, and mammals

Ms. Dingell has redefined the act of throwing money down a black hole.


++ HR 8051 Assault Weapons Excise Act (Donald Beyer, Jr., D-VA, 7 pages).

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an additional 1000 percent excise tax on the sale of large capacity ammunition feeding devices and semiautomatic assault weapons, and for other purposes.

Most notable is the language found in Section 2 (c), of the text:  “The amendments made by this section shall apply to sales after the date of the enactment of this Act.”  In other words, the tax is retroactive!

FYI:  Mr. Beyer is being challenged by a remarkable young Republican – Karina Lipsman.  You may read about her at the following link:


++ S 4392 Reduce Our Military’s Reliance on Foreign Fuel Act (Tammy Duckworth, D-IL, 8 pages).

A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program on the use of sustainable aviation fuel by the Department of Defense.

This bill could well have been titled “Karma Bites Act.”  Ms. Duckworth was one of those leading the charge in supporting Mr. Biden’s shut-down of US oil production and now, when our military (along with everyone else in the US) is challenged by petroleum shortages, her answer is to make farmers stop growing food and start producing more grain crops from which oils can be derived and then used to power our military equipment.  (Our enemies are laughing at our government’s stupidity!)


+S 4403 USA Civics Act of 2022 (John Cornyn, R-TX, 8 pages).

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for a civics and history education program.

What took them so long?


++ HR 8040 People Over Pentagon Act of 2022 (Barbara Lee, D-CA, 3 pages).

To reduce the amount authorized to be appropriated for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.

While Mr. Biden is calling for the installation of solar panels at every conceivable place used by the military, and Tammy Duckworth is calling for a program to convert US aircraft so they can burn “eco-friendly sustainable (plant-derived) fuels, and Elizabeth Warren is calling for our military to replace as many vehicles as possible with “EVs,” Barbara Lee (along with Mr. Pocan, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Jayapal, Ms. Norton, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. McGovern, Mrs. Watson Coleman, and Ms. Omar), want to cut our military budget by $100,000,000,000.  (You may have heard China’s Navy has surpassed the US Navy, in terms of the number, age, and technological advancements of their vessels.)


+HR 8037 Nonprofit and School Security Grant Program Act (Darrell Issa, R-CA, 3 pages).

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide eligibility to elementary and secondary schools for certain security grants for target hardening and other security enhancements to protect against terrorist attacks, and for other purposes.

While most any program can be improved, and it is imperative that we must do all we can to protect not only school children but all citizens from violence, we are learning that the Uvalde, Texas school shooting would likely never have occurred had the programs already in place – and most importantly those programs that were ignored by the school and law enforcement – had been followed!


++ HR 8077 Closing the Digital Divide for Students Act of 2022 (Bill Foster, D-IL, 4 pages).

To include reasonable costs for high-speed internet service in the utility allowances for families residing in public housing, and for other purposes.

Those “other purposes” are problematic; not only does Mr. Foster’s bill provide access to the internet, it also includes television (with streaming services), telephone service and all the latest equipment necessary for utilizing the services Mr. Foster wants to provide to people who don’t work for a living which many people who do work for a living cannot afford.  To add insult to injury, there are no limitations to what the recipients of such lavish gifts can access – it’s NOT limited only to academic-related items.


++ HR 8088 To establish the United States-India Climate and Clean Energy Partnership to facilitate clean energy cooperation with India, to enhance cooperation with India on climate mitigation, resilience, and adaptation, and for other purposes (Scott Peters, D-CA, text not yet available).

Mr. Peters is to be commended for his awareness that India is one of the world’s most prolific polluters and, by all rights, they should clean up their act, but (unless I miss my guess), he is advocating that the US Taxpayer funds a great deal of the cleanup.   Stay tuned!


+S 4407 China Oil Export Prohibition Act of 2022 (Marco Rubio, R-FL, 3 pages)

A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to prohibit exports of crude and refined oil and certain petroleum products to the People’s Republic of China.


++ HR 8079 and S 4413 A [companion] bill to amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to remove the exclusion of certain small business concerns from the disadvantaged business enterprise program, and for other purposes. Hank Johnson, D-GA and Jon Ossoff, D-GA, respectively, (text not yet available).

“Nepotism” and “cronyism” have been further expanded if this bill is signed into law.


++ HR 8118 To prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians, with exceptions (Grace Meng, D-NY, text not yet available).

So, not only does Ms. Meng want to cancel our rights under the 2nd Amendment, she wants to make it impossible for us to use alternative methods to protect ourselves from gunfire.  Yep, that sounds about right!


+HR 1934 Promoting United States International Leadership in 5G Act of 2021

(Michael McCaul, R-TX, 2 pages.)

To direct the Federal Government to provide assistance and technical expertise to enhance the representation and leadership of the United States at international standards-setting bodies that set standards for equipment, systems, software, and virtually defined networks that support 5th and future generations mobile telecommunications systems and infrastructure, and for other purposes

This bill will (hopefully) eliminate China’s control and monitoring of the 5G network.


HR 8173 To Repeal the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (Andy Biggs, R-AZ, text not yet available)

Given that the FISA courts and warrants have been systematically abused by certain people within our government, it is time to repeal this Act.


+HR 8196 To deem certain conduct of members of the groups “Jane’s Revenge” and “Ruth Sent Us” as domestic terrorism, and for other purposes

(Marjorie Taylor Green, R-GA, text not yet available).

This bill is a response to the threats against certain Supreme Court Justices that have been made since the draft on SCOTUS’s decision on “Roe versus Wade” was leaked by (allegedly) a Clerk.


+HR 8076 Student Loan Accountability Act (Scott DesJarlais, R-TN, 3 pages).

To prohibit the mass cancellation of student loans.



The Rhea County Republican Party Monthly Meeting


At the next meeting of the Rhea County Republican Party there will be a DEBATE between District 1 State Senate Candidates.

The event will be held on 7 July 2022, at 7:00 PM, at the Sheriff’s Training Center, 711 Eagle Lane, Evensville, TN 37323.

The questions have been submitted by individuals who have provided documentation that they are registered voters in our District.



NOTE:  Those wishing to read the Minutes from previous meetings may visit the Rhea County Republican website and click on the tab “Meeting Minutes.” – Editor



This month’s entry is a personal message to the Conservative Patriots who read The Rhea County Republican.  It’s really simple:

We’ve got ‘em on the run!

Those socialists, communists, anarchists, fascists, and other enemies of Liberty – those who caucus with the Democrats – are getting desperate.  We see their desperation mounting more every day.

It was appalling to watch Chuck Schumer stand on the steps of the Supreme Court building and threaten the Justices following a decision to protect the rights of US Citizens with the words “You will reap the whirlwind.”

Earlier than that, we heard Maxine Waters challenge her acolytes to “get in their faces,” when speaking about Republican representatives.  And there are many more instances of such inexcusable behavior on the part of the Leftists.

In their vain attempt to stay on the offensive, the collective we call “Democrats” are displaying one of the major symptoms of psychotic irrational behavior:  disagreeing for the sake of disagreeing.

It doesn’t seem to matter what the subject is, if a Conservative espouses one viewpoint, the Democrats will disagree with whatever that viewpoint might be.

Sadly, those who lead the Democrat Party are inciting their followers to commit criminal – often violent – acts but, as stated earlier, we’ve got ‘em on the run!

And how’s that, you ask?

Reported on Fox News today, 27 June 2022, more than one million Democrats have switched to the GOP!

And, as the story goes, the DNC have gone apoplectic over this report!  The divisiveness of the Democrat leaders (and the anarchist displays of their “useful idiots”), has compelled the “moderates” and “blue dogs” in their party to abandon them.

So, it looks like, at present, it is Chucky Schumer who has reaped the whirlwind.

But, this is also a call to action for every Conservative Republican in the USA!

Those who have abandoned the madness of the ultra-Left are adrift and are looking for a safe harbor.  We must take this opportunity to welcome them into the fold – the safe space where Reason abounds – that place that was designed and provided to us by our Founding Fathers.

We must, if necessary, brush up on our knowledge of the political philosophy that set in motion the work that built the greatest nation to ever exist on planet Earth, and with what we know, we must prepare ourselves to help our newly minted Republicans set a firm footing on the path of Conservatism.

These “new Republicans” are our friends, our neighbors, and our family; let us not squander this opportunity that has been handed to us by the radical Left; we are “Capitalists” so let us capitalize on this generational opportunity to stabilize our Republic so that those who follow us will know the blessings of Liberty!



Regardless of where you live in the United States, you can find your elected representatives at any level of government by visiting the following link.  Remember:  While they might be fairly bright, none of them can read your mind, so it is your obligation as a citizen to express your thoughts (and to urge all your friends and family and like-minded folks to do the same!)


Here’s a handy guide for Tennesseans in the 4th Congressional District:

Joseph Robinette Biden (a.k.a. the “Big Guy”)

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington D.C. 20500

Phone:  (202) 456-1414

Fax:  (202) 456-2461


U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn

357 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Phone:  (202) 224-3344

Fax:  (202) 228-0566

To contact visit website:

U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty

Russell Senate Office Building

Suite SR-B11

Washington D.C. 20510

Phone:  (202) 244-4944

Fax:  (202) 228-3398


U.S Representative Dr. Scott DesJarlais

2301 Rayburn HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Phone:  (202) 225-6831

Fax:  (202) 226-5172


Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee State Capitol

Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Phone:  (615) 741-2001

Fax:  (615) 532-9711


Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

Link above provides all methods of contact.

Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader

State Representative Ron Travis

301 Sixth Avenue North

Suite G-3

Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Phone:  (615) 741-1450

State Senator Ken Yager

301 Sixth Avenue North

Suite G-19

Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Phone:  (615) 741-1449 Fax: (615) 253-0237