WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today applauded House passage of the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act (H.R. 1900), legislation introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) to facilitate the expansion of America’s gas pipeline infrastructure:
“Huge increases in natural gas production are driving America’s energy boom, but that progress is being throttled by an infrastructure system that hasn’t kept pace with our changing energy landscape. New pipelines needed to accommodate increased production are mired in a review process marked by needless delays and...
“People like the Rev. Brad McClain, a pastor with congregations in Mobile and Fairhope. McClain said he found that a family insurance plan comparable to the one he had would double his monthly premium… ‘We were just shocked,’ he said. ‘We were like, ‘Are you kidding me?... It just doesn’t make sense.’” (The Birmingham News)
“As an employer with fewer than 50 employees, I was repeatedly assured the ACA did not apply to me and that I would be able to keep my plan – that is simply not my experience,’ said Drew Greenblatt, owner of Marlin Steel Wire in Baltimore. ‘I...
Democrats Are Scrambling’ To Talk About ‘Anything Other Than The President’s Health Care Plan’
‘Democrats' Anxiety Grows Over Obamacare … Hill Democrats Are Now Looking For Cover’
JOHN DICKERSON, CBS News: “They want to change the subject and they want to change it to anything other than the President’s health care plan.” (CBS Radio, 11/20/13)
“Vulnerable Democrats are scrambling to find ways to stand apart from the White House on ObamaCare…” (“Vulnerable Dems Scramble To Keep Distance From Obamacare,” The Hill, 11/14/13)
“The goal is to divert as much attention as...
The House Energy & Commerce Committee uncovered new evidence this week that President Obama knew as far back as March that the rollout of his health care law was headed for disaster, contradicting his recent claim that he “was not informed directly that the website would not be working,” Reuters reports. The committee’s findings add to a growing list of discrepancies between what the White House has known, and what it’s been telling the American people about ObamaCare, casting further doubt on the president’s already-flagging credibility:
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
One Minute Speeches
H.R. 1900 - Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo / Energy and Commerce Committee)
The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Rep. Paul Tonko Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Kathy Castor Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Jackie Speier Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Sheila...
The prospect of losing your doctor is the latest shoe to drop in the ObamaCare trainwreck. It means Americans like this Rochester, New Hampshire resident can't keep their doctor under the new law:
“Margaret McCarthy has been a Frisbie Memorial Hospital client for 15 years, and now she is facing an uncertain and expensive dilemma. She has to choose whether to keep her health insurance and find a different doctor — or go without insurance and stay with her current provider. …
“For McCarthy, the news came with much frustration and confusion. ... Five...
‘And the fact is, a lot of folks warned about these consequences coming to pass. But the President’s political machine just steamrolled anybody who spoke up. They laughed it all off. Dismissed everyone else as naysayers and cynics.’
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the predictable consequences of Obamacare:
“In recent weeks, we’ve seen a lot of handwringing on the other side of the aisle over Obamacare, a little shock here, a little dismay there, and more than a little feigned outrage.
President Barack Obama is in dire need of political cover. Obamacare is a disaster, and the public isn’t buying overpriced health insurance, much less the president’s promise to address the law’s failures. His Thursday directive to insurance companies to allow millions of Americans to keep their canceled health coverage for one more year is as likely to work as the healthcare.gov exchange.
So Obamacare supporters, desperate to deflect increasing attacks, are doubling down on an old meme: “Well, where is the Republican replacement plan?” The talking point says the GOP has no plan, and...
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2OTH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
One Minute Speeches
H.Res. 420 - A resolution providing for the consideration of H.R. 1900 - Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act (Special Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess / Rules Committee)
Complete Consideration of H.R. 1965 - Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn /...
WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice relented in its attempt to shut down the Louisiana Scholarship Program:
“I’m pleased the Obama administration has decided to change course in its efforts to shut down this critical program, which expands education opportunities for Louisiana families and students. I have often said that a child’s luck in the lottery of life should never determine the quality of education he or she receives, or stand in the way of his or her pursuit of the American Dream. ...