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Have Your Members of Congress Signed the "Defund ObamaCare" Letter? Find Out Here!

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The Continuing Resolution (CR) that allows funding for the federal government expires on September 30th and must be renewed in order for the doors to stay open in Washington. The CR is the best chance we will get to withdraw funds from ObamaCare. This can be done by attaching bills by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) or Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA) to the CR, which will totally defund ObamaCare.

But for the Cruz/Graves effort to have teeth, Republicans in both chambers of Congress must all be committed to absolutely refusing to vote for any spending bill that contains funding for ObamaCare.  Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) are leading the charge to get their colleagues to commit to this approach, by putting their signatures to a letter affirming that they will refuse to vote for a CR that contains ObamaCare funding.

Support for the Cruz/Graves bills is absolutely meaningless without also signing the Lee/Meadows letter. Harry Reid and his Democrats will have no incentive to compromise unless they know the Republicans are willing to take a hard stance - even allowing the government to be shut down, if necessary - in order to stop the catastrophically unworkable and unaffordable health care law from taking effect this January.

But Republican leadership is either afraid or unwilling to defund ObamaCare, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is personally leading the effort to keep senators away from Lee's letter. He has even succeeded in convincing five Republicans who had signed to take their names off the letter. In the House, Congressman Meadows' letter is getting no support from Republican leadership, and only about a third of the Republican House Members have signed his letter.

This cannot stand.  Republicans have spent the last three years working to get rid of this unpopular, unaffordable, unworkable law, and there is no excuse for giving up now. Accordingly, FreedomWorks has taken the extraodrinary position of issuing a Key Vote on the letter - signatories will be scored on our online scorecard.

Below is the list of Republican Senators and where they stand on the Cruz bill and the Lee letter. 14 Senators have signed the Lee letter thus far, while five others have signed the letter but then taken their names off.   (Updated: 8/22)

Co-Sponsored Ted Cruz Bill to Defund ObamaCare NameState Mike Lee Letter
Co-SponsorAlexanderTN 
Co-SponsorAyotteNHWITHDREW
Co-SponsorBarrassoWY 
Co-SponsorBluntMO 
Co-SponsorBoozmanARWITHDREW
Co-SponsorBurrNCOPPOSED
Co-SponsorChamblissGA 
 ChiesaNJSigner
 CoatsIN 
 CoburnOKOPPOSED
 CochranMS 
 CollinsME 
 CorkerTN 
Co-SponsorCornynTXWITHDREW
 CrapoIDSigner 
SponsorCruzTXSigner
Co-SponsorEnziWYSigner
Co-SponsorFischerNESigner
 FlakeAZ 
Co-SponsorGrahamSCOPPOSED 
Co-SponsorGrassleyIASigner
 Hatch UT 
Co-SponsorHellerNV 
 HoevenND 
Co-SponsorInhofeOKSigner
Co-SponsorIsaksonGA 
Co-SponsorJohannsNE 
 JohnsonWI 
 KirkILWITHDREW
Co-SponsorLeeUTAuthor
 McCainAZOPPOSED
Co-SponsorMcConnellKYOPPOSED
Co-SponsorMoranKS 
 MurkowskiAK 
Co-SponsorPaulKYSigner
Co-SponsorPortmanOH 
Co-SponsorRischIDSigner
Co-SponsorRobertsKSSigner
Co-SponsorRubioFLSigner
Co-SponsorScottSC 
 SessionsAL 
 ShelbyAL 
Co-SponsorThuneSDSigner
Co-SponsorToomeyPA 
Co-SponsorVitterLASigner
Co-SponsorWickerMSWITHDREW

And below is the list of Republican Congressmen, and where each stands on the Tom Graves bill and the Meadows letter. So far 80 Representatives have signed the Meadows letter:

Co-Sponsored Tom Graves Bill NameDistrict Mark Meadows Letter
 Bob Aderholt AL-4 
  Co-sponsorRodney Alexander LA-5 
  Co-sponsorJustin Amash MI-3 Signer
  Co-sponsorMark Amodei NV-2 
  Co-sponsorMichelle Bachmann MN-6 Signer
 Spencer Bachus AL-6 
 Lou Barletta PA-11 
  Co-sponsorAndy Barr KY-6 Signer
  Co-sponsorJoe Barton TX-6 Signer
  Co-sponsorDan Benishek MI-1 Signer
  Co-sponsorKerry Bentivolio

 MI-11

 Signer
  Co-sponsorGus Bilirakis FL-12 Signer
  Co-sponsorRob Bishop UT-1 Signer
 Diane Black TN-6 Signer
  Co-sponsorMarsha Blackburn TN-7 
 John Boehner OH-8 
  Co-sponsorCharles Boustany LA-3 
 Kevin Brady TX-8 
  Co-sponsorJim Bridenstine OK-1 Signer
  Co-sponsorMo Brooks AL-5 Signer
  Co-sponsorSusan Brooks IN-5 
  Co-sponsorPaul Broun GA-10 Signer
 Vern Buchanan FL-16 
  Co-sponsorLarry Bucshon IN-8 
  Co-sponsorMichael Burgess TX-26 
 Ken Calvert CA-42 
 Dave Camp MI-4 
 John Campbell CA-45 
 Eric Cantor VA-7 
 Shelley Moore Capito WV-2 
 John Carter TX-31 
  Co-sponsorBill Cassidy LA-6 Signer
  Co-sponsorSteve Chabot OH-1 Signer
  Co-sponsorJason Chaffetz UT-3 
 Howard Coble NC-6 Signer
 Mike Coffman CO-6 
 Tom Cole OK-4 OPPOSED
 Chris Collins NY-27 
  Co-sponsorDoug Collins GA-9 Signer
  Co-sponsorMike Conaway TX-11 Signer
 Paul Cook CA-8 Signer
  Co-sponsorTom Cotton AR-4 
 Kevin Cramer ND-AL 
  Co-sponsorRick Crawford AR-1Signer 
 Ander Crenshaw FL-4 
  Co-sponsorJohn Culberson TX-7 
  Co-sponsorSteve Daines MT-AL Signer
 Rodney Davis IL-13 Signer
 Jeff DenhamCA-10  
 Charlie Dent PA-15 
  Co-sponsorRon DeSantisFL-6  Signer
  Co-sponsorScott DesJarlais TN-4 
 Mario Diaz-Balart FL-25 
  Co-sponsorSean Duffy WI-7 
  Co-sponsorJeff Duncan SC-3 Signer
 John Duncan TN-2 Signer
 Renee Ellmers NC-2 
  Co-sponsorBlake Farenthold TX-27 Signer
  Co-sponsorSteve Fincher TN-8 
 Mike Fitzpatrick PA-8 
  Co-sponsorChuck Fleischmann TN-3 Signer
  Co-sponsorJohn Fleming LA-4 Signer
  Co-sponsorBill Flores TX-17 Signer
 Randy Forbes VA-4 
 Jeff Fortenberry NE-1 
 Virginia Foxx NC-5 
  Co-sponsorTrent Franks AZ-8 Signer
 Rodney Frelinghuysen NJ-11 
  Co-sponsorCory Gardner C0-4 
  Co-sponsorScott Garrett NJ-5 
 Jim Gerlach PA-6 
  Co-sponsorBob Gibbs OH-7 
 Chris Gibson NY-19 
  Co-sponsorPhil Gingrey GA-11 Signer
  Co-sponsorLouie Gohmert TX-1 Signer
  Co-sponsorBob Goodlatte VA-6 
  Co-sponsorPaul Gosar AZ-4 Signer
  Co-sponsorTrey Gowdy SC-4 
  Co-sponsorKay Granger TX-12 
 Sam Graves MO-6 Signer
 SPONSORTom Graves GA-9 Signer
  Co-sponsorTim Griffin AR-2 Signer
 Morgan Griffith VA-9 
  Co-sponsorMichael Grimm NY-11 
  Co-sponsorBrett Guthrie KY-2 
  Co-sponsorRalph Hall TX-4 Signer
 Richard Hanna NY-22 
  Co-sponsorGregg Harper MS-3 
  Co-sponsorAndy Harris MD-1 
  Co-sponsorVicky Hartzler MO-4 
  Co-sponsorDoc Hastings WA-4 
 Joe Heck NV-3 
  Co-sponsorJeb Hensarling TX-5 
 Jaime Herrera Beutler WA-3 
  Co-sponsorGeorge Holding NC-13 Signer
  Co-sponsorRichard Hudson NC-8 Signer
  Co-sponsorTim Huelskamp KS-1 Signer
  Co-sponsorBill Huizenga MI-2 Signer
  Co-sponsorRandy Hultgren IL-14 Signer
 Duncan Hunter CA-50 
  Co-sponsorRobert Hurt VA-5 
 Darrell Issa CA-49 
  Co-sponsorLynn Jenkins KS-2 
  Co-sponsorBill Johnson OH-6 
  Co-sponsorSam Johnson
 TX-3 
  Co-sponsorWalter Jones NC-3Signer 
  Co-sponsorJim Jordan OH-4 Signer
 David Joyce
 OH-14 
 Mike Kelly PA-3 
 Pete King NY-2 
  Co-sponsor Steve King IA-4 Signer
  Co-sponsor Jack Kingston GA-1 Signer
  Adam Kinzinger IL-16 
  John Kline MN-2 
  Co-sponsor Raul Labrador ID-1 Signer
  Co-sponsor Doug LaMalfa CA-1 Signer
  Co-sponsor Doug Lamborn CO-5 Signer
  Leonard Lance NJ-7 
  Co-sponsor James Lankford OK-5 
  Tom Latham IA-3 
  Co-sponsor Bob Latta OH-5 
  Frank LoBiondo NJ-2 
  Co-sponsor Billy Long MO-7 
  Co-sponsor Frank Lucas OK-3 
  Co-sponsor Blaine Luetkemeyer MO-3 
  Co-sponsor Cynthia Lummis WY-AL Signer
  Co-sponsor Ken Marchant TX-24Signer
  Co-sponsor Tom Marino PA-10 Signer
  Co-sponsor Thomas Massie KY-4 Signer
  Kevin McCarthy CA-23 
  Co-sponsor Michael McCaul TX-10 
  Co-sponsor Tom McClintock CA-4 Signer
  Patrick McHenry NC-10 
  Buck McKeon CA-25 
  David McKinleyWV-1  
  Cathy McMorris Rodgers WA-5 
  Co-sponsor Mark Meadows NC-11 Author
  Pat Meehan PA-7 
  Co-sponsor Luke Messer IN-6 Signer
  John Mica FL-7 
  Candice Miller MI-10 
  Gary Miller CA-31 
  Co-sponsor Jeff Miller FL-1 WITHDREW
  Co-sponsor Markwayne MullinOK-2  
  Co-sponsor Mick Mulvaney SC-5 Signer
  Tim Murphy PA-18 
  Co-sponsor Randy Neugebauer TX-19 Signer
  Co-sponsor Kristi Noem SD-AL 
  Richard Nugent FL-11 
  Devin Nunes CA-22 
  Co-sponsor Alan Nunnelee MS-1 
  Co-sponsor Peter Olson TX-22 
  Co-sponsor Steven Palazzo MS-4 Signer
  Erik Paulsen MN-3 
  Co-sponsor Steve Pearce NM-2 Signer
  Co-sponsor Scott Perry PA-4 Signer
  Tom Petri WI-6 
  Co-sponsor Robert Pittenger NC-9 
  Joe Pitts PA-16 Signer
  Co-sponsor Ted Poe TX-2 Signer
  Co-sponsor Mike Pompeo KS-4 Signer
  Co-sponsor Bill Posey FL-8 Signer
  Co-sponsor Tom Price GA-6 
  Co-sponsor Trey Radel Fl-19 
  Tom Reed NY-23 
  Dave Reichert WA-8 
  Co-sponsor Jim Renacci OH-16 
  Co-sponsor Thomas Rice SC-7 
  Scott Rigell VA-2 
  Martha Roby AL-2 
  Co-sponsor Phil Roe TN-1 Signer
  Hal Rogers KY-5 
  Mike D. Rogers AL-3 
  Mike J. Rogers
 MI-8 
  Dana Rohrabacher CA-48 
  Co-sponsor Todd Rokita IN-4 Signer
  Co-sponsor Tom Rooney Fl-17 
  Ileana Ros-Lehtinen FL-27 
  Pete Roskam IL-6 
  Dennis Ross FL-15 
  Co-sponsor Keith Rothfus PA-12 Signer
  Co-sponsor Ed Royce CA-39 
  Jon Runyan NJ-3 
  Paul Ryan WI-1 
  Co-sponsor Matt Salmon AZ-5 Signer
  Mark Sanford SC-1 
  Co-sponsor Steve Scalise LA-1 Signer
  Aaron Schock IL-18 Signer
  Co-sponsor David Schweikert AZ-6 Signer
  Co-sponsor Austin Scott GA-8 
  Jim Sensenbrenner WI-5 Signer
  Co-sponsor Pete Sessions TX-32 
  John Shimkus IL-15 
  Co-sponsor Bill Shuster PA-9 
  Mike Simpson ID-2 
  Co-sponsor Adrian Smith NE-3 
  Chris SmithNJ-4  
  Co-sponsor Jason Smith MO-8 Signer
  Co-sponsor Lamar Smith TX-21 
  Co-sponsor Steve Southerland FL-2 
  Co-sponsor Chris Stewart UT-2 
  Co-sponsor Steve Stivers OH-15 
  Co-sponsor Steve Stockman TX-36 Signer
  Co-sponsor Marlin Stutzman IN-3 Signer
  Lee Terry NE-2 
  Glenn Thompson PA-5 
  Co-sponsor Mac Thornberry TX-13 
  Co-sponsor Pat Tiberi OH-12 
  Co-sponsor Scott Tipton CO-3 
  Michael Turner OH-10 
  Fred Upton MI-6 
  David Valadao CA-21 
  Co-sponsor Ann Wagner M0-2 
  Co-sponsor Tim Walberg MI-7 Signer
  Greg Walden OR-2 
  Co-sponsor Jackie Walorski IN-2 Signer
  Co-sponsor Randy Weber TX-14 Signer
  Daniel Webster FL-10 
  Co-sponsor Brad Wenstrup OH-2 Signer
  Co-sponsor Lynn Westmoreland GA-3 
  Ed Whitfield KY-1 
  Co-sponsor Roger Williams TX-25 
  Co-sponsor Joe Wilson SC-2 Signer
  Co-sponsor Rob Wittman VA-1 
  Frank Wolf VA-10 
  Co-sponsor Steve Womack AR-3 
  Co-sponsor Rob Woodall GA-7 
  Co-sponsor Kevin Yoder KS-3 
  Co-sponsor Ted Yoho FL-3 Signer
  C.W. Bill Young FL-13 
  Don Young AK-AL 
  Co-sponsor Todd Young IN-9 

 

TAKE ACTION and tell your Members of Congress to promise that they will commit to defunding ObamaCare by signing the Lee/Meadows letters HERE.

9 comments
Sanjai
09/28/2013

Wow I would suggest looking up the term: "Socialism". It does not mean stand for an automatic answer to anything that the GOP doesn't happen to agree with.

Monica Bellucci
09/23/2013

my roomate's step-mother makes $60 hourly on the laptop. She has been out of a job for 10 months but last month her pay was $19797 just working on the laptop for a few hours. about his JOBS70.ℂOM

Scotland McFall
09/20/2013

Dear Congress and Senate members,
We appreciate your service and strength in protecting us. I'm requesting that Obamacare is defunded and that IF ANY member of the Senate or Congress votes to fund Obamacare. That you must receive Obamacare and not receive the Congress or Senate healthcare. This will show that you are equal not better than the American public. Government needs to treat the American public with respect and protect their rights. Thank you God Bless America

10/05/2013

I made an account just to provide you with some better information. Search for the full text text of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare. You should be able to find it on gpo.gov.

If you hit Ctrl-F and type in 1312, click down a couple, you'll get to Section 1312. In Section 1312, Subsection d, point 3, Part D (a segment titled "Members of congress in the exchange."), you'll find the following text:

Requirement.--Notwithstanding any other
provision of law, after the effective date of this
subtitle, the only health plans that the Federal
Government may make available to Members of
Congress and congressional staff with respect to
their service as a Member of Congress or
congressional staff shall be health plans that
are--
(I) created under this Act (or an
amendment made by this Act); or
(II) offered through an Exchange
established under this Act (or an
amendment made by this Act).

To put it simply - Congress will no longer get the insurance plans they currently receive, and will have to go through the ObamaCare insurance exchange market or buy their own private insurance, i.e. the options open to everyone else.

Wish granted!

Melody Warbington
09/16/2013

Senator Jeff Sessions has signed on to defund Obamacare.

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stone stone
09/19/2013

Like that will do any good. Sorry folks, but you all lost this debate a long time ago. Obamacare passed. Get used to it.

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stone stone
08/18/2013

I think its about time that "grass roots" organizations like this and others that were from the start purposely engineered and started by umbrella groups and the various lobbys, industry representatives and individual wealthy conservatives whom have a business interest in seeing such pieces of legislation like Obamacare, energy policy, environmental regulations, and social programs be less effective come forward and make the origins of this financial backing evident, front and center.Most of us know anyway.
The truth of the matter is that many of us- and when I say us- I speak in terms of the growing demographic of voters who see right through tactics such as these know that the this movement was clearly created by those aforementioned outside interests to try and influence government to their liking. This is not the way the US government was meant to be influenced.
Luckily for the majority of us, its rather clear that this movement is not only failing, but the GOP it loves to support is also having an identity crisis: On one hand they lost the last election because the demographics are working against them: Younger voters, minorities, and immigrants all favor the Democratic party by a huge margin over the GOP. At the same time the core base of the GOP is not only shrinking in size, but their numbers- even if they voted in full- aren't enough to win elections. The GOP of course realizes they will have to change and appeal more to the demographic they need in order to win but at the same time, since they went after their core base for so long and decided to become so grossly, over-the-top conservative they have more or less painted themselves into a corner. They can't please both sides because they have gone too far down one path and too far to turn things around.

As far as Obamacare, this- as well as all of the other tactics that came before it will also fail. We will have public healthcare. That is a fact.

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stone stone
09/19/2013

I would suggest looking up the term: "Socialism". It does not mean stand for an automatic answer to anything that the GOP doesn't happen to agree with.

Cindy Thompson
09/10/2013

If we fund Obamacare our debt will skyrocket...oops, that's right it's already in the stratosphere and our grandchildren's grandchildren will be paying for our "representatives" greed and arrogance!

I'm with Thomas Sowell - only an intellectual (be they liberal or RINO) has the arrogance to believe they can make socialism work, when throughout history it has failed every time it has been tried!

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