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On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to sign the discharge petition for H.Res. 458, led by Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.). The resolution would bring H.R. 1436, a 2015-style ObamaCare repeal bill introduced in March by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), to the House floor for a vote.
A discharge petition is a legislative tool that requires the signatures of 218 members of the House to immediately bring a bill to the floor for a vote.
For the better part of a decade, congressional Republicans pledged to repeal ObamaCare. Between 2011 and 2015, the House passed legislation to fully repeal ObamaCare on four separate occasions before eventually using reconciliation for partial repeal.
Roughly 18 months ago, the House passed the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, H.R. 3762, with only three Republican defections. The bill repealed as much of ObamaCare as possible under the rules of reconciliation, including the tax and cost sharing subsidies, Medicaid expansion, and the taxes that came with the law. The bill would have reduced the federal budget deficit by $516 billion over ten years.
House Republicans must continue to work diligently to repeal ObamaCare. With the American health insurance system facing so many problems because of ObamaCare – among which are skyrocketing premiums and fewer choices in the non-group market – Republicans can’t give up.
FreedomWorks will triple-weight the signatures on the discharge petition to bring a 2015-style ObamaCare repeal bill to the floor. The signatures will be considered a YES vote on our scorecard. Those who do not sign the petition will be treated as a NO vote. The scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of the House and Senate who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.
Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks