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Capitol Hill Update, 7-29-2013House& Senate/Schedule: Both chambers are in session this week, after which both will leave town for five weeks for the annual August recess. The session will resume on September 9th.
Coalition Letter: Defund ObamaCare to Fund the Government
FreedomWorks has signed the following coalition letter in support of defunding ObamaCare:Dear Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor,We the undersigned organizations and individuals urge House Republicans to include language fully defunding Obamacare when they consider their upcoming legislation to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2014.
In the ongoing fight to protect the American people from Obamacare, the next opportunity to deal a significant blow will be the next Continuing Resolution. Establishment politicians of both parties will try to continue the warped practice of allowing the federal government to trundle on. Defenders of liberty and limited government activists should take this opportunity not just to stop Obamacare, but to begin slowing runaway government.
With August right around the corner, a lot of parents are thinking about back-to-school shopping for their kids. For lower-income families, however, it can be difficult or impossible to afford everything their students need to succeed. In sixteen states, they are taking steps to make it a little easier on families.
Karl Rove has a piece at FoxNews titled "Republicans must resist game of chicken with president over ObamaCare." In it, the establishment's favorite political guru dispenses bad advice to grassroots conservatives, based on the assumption that defunding the health care law on a spending bill "won't work." He's wrong about that.
Obamacare Disaster Predictions Coming True - Even Howard Dean Agrees
Over the past few days, two articles have exquisitely demonstrated what we already knew and predicted before Obamacare passed - that the health care law would be a disaster and was incapable of keeping the promises made by the Pelosi - Reid Congress that rammed it through. The signs of the collapse of this law are so obvious, even noted single payer advocate Howard Dean is noticing.
Key Vote YES on the Lee/Meadows Letters to Defund ObamaCare
As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Members of Congress – your congressman and both senators – and ask them to sign the Lee and Meadows letters to affirm that they will not vote for any government spending bill that includes continued funding for ObamaCare.
As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and urge him or her to vote YES on the “Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act”, H.R. 367. Introduced by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) and co-sponsored by 164 of his colleagues, this bill simply requires that executive agency regulations that will have a major economic impact be subject to a vote in Congress.
Key Vote YES on the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act, H.R. 2009
As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and urge him or her to vote YES on the “Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act”, H.R. 2009. Introduced by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), this bill would completely sever the IRS from any role in implementing or enforcing ObamaCare.