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. ...
WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference with Republican leaders today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said the pattern of broken promises under the president’s health care law – from cancellation notices to higher costs – shows “why this health care law needs to be scrapped, now.” Following are Boehner’s remarks:
“You know, it’s not just Americans who are getting their cancellation notices that are upset, it’s everything that follows. What we’re seeing here is a pattern of broken promises from the administration.
“You know, the one is, well, ‘if you like your...
This week the House is taking action on three American energy bills that will help create jobs, address energy costs, revitalize manufacturing and restore our nation of builders. Here’s a quick overview of each of the bills:
TODAY: The Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act (H.R. 1965), introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), “would streamline government hurdles that block and delay development of our onshore oil and natural gas and renewable energy resources,” according to the Natural Resources Committee. “My bill would reduce the federal red tape and frivolous...
On November 19, 1863, President Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address to mark the dedication of the newly established Soldiers’ National Cemetery, set aside to bury the dead of America’s bloodiest battle during the Civil War. To mark the 150th anniversary of that ceremony, as well as Lincoln’s momentous speech, the Gettysburg National Military Park is coordinating a series of events this week, including a November 19 “Dedication Day” observance and wreath laying.