FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
**Members are advised that a weekend session is possible**
One Minute Speeches
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1412 - Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2013, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Coffman / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)2) H.R. 185 - To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the “Paul Brown United...
"Want to know what you might pay for health coverage in an exchange next year? Too bad,” says Politico. That’s because a new report by the Obama administration – designed to “put the best face” possible on the president’s health care law - “doesn’t actually reveal very much about what most people will pay.” Not only did the administration cherry pick the information released in its report, it also failed to compare rates under the exchanges with the prices Americans are paying today. As the House Energy & Commerce Committee explains:
“Rather than comparing what...
Moments after President Boasts “Five Days Away from Finishing the Job,” Administration Delays October 1 Deadline For Small-Business Exchanges
How many “glitches” will it take for the administration to realize this law is not ready for prime time?
Another day, another delay. But that does not deter President Obama and administration officials from insisting that implementation of the health care law is on track. Today, just minutes after the president boasted that “we’re only five days away from finishing the job,” Politico reported, “The Obama administration is delaying...
Washington – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) issued the following statement in response to an analysis by the Charlotte Lozier Institute published this week that suggests that the number of abortions that will be subsidized due to Obamacare could be as high as between 71,000 and 111,500 per year:
“The results of this study are a sad reminder that despite assurances from the President when Obamacare was signed into law, this law will in fact result in the taxpayer funding of abortion,” said Congressman Diane Black. “It seems like each day we learn of another broken promise...
‘So I hope some of my Democrat friends who voted for this law will look themselves in the mirror and think – truly think – about whether protecting the President’s pride is really more important than helping the American people. Because we owe our constituents better than Obamacare, we can do better than this. And, with your help, we can do just that – with your help, we can start over with the kind of real, bipartisan reform that Kentuckians and Americans actually want.’
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor...
Despite the more than $6 trillion that’s been added to the debt on his watch, President Obama has been out demanding a so-called “clean” debt limit increase, insisting he “will not negotiate” in a bipartisan way over needed spending cuts and reforms that will strengthen our economy.
Turns out the American people don’t like that so much.
By a 2-to-1 margin, a broad majority of Americans “disagree with President Barack Obama’s contention that Congress should raise the U.S. debt limit without conditions,” says Bloomberg News. “Instead, 61 percent say that it’s ‘right to require...
With People Losing Jobs & Paying More Because Of Obamacare, Will Any Senate Dems Vote To Help Them Out?
Report: Admin Data Reveals Triple Digit Premium Hikes
“Young consumers in many states will be offered rates … significantly higher than they may be used to seeing… Compare insurance premiums for the lowest-cost ‘bronze’ plan for a 27-year-old single person with the current lowest-cost option for a man in a metro area…” (“Prices Set for New Health-Care Exchanges,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/25/13)
· Little Rock, Arkansas: 613...
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
One Minute Speeches
H.R. 687 - Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013 (Structured Rule)(Sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar / Natural Resources Committee)
The rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Rep. Raul Grijalva Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Ben Ray Lujan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep....
The bottom line:The Obamacare bill was 2,801 pages, with $1 trillion in new taxes that is now resulting in health insurance cost increases and hiring reductions. Citizens and their physicians should have authority over health care decisions, not bureaucrats. It is time to shut Obamacare down. My Plan to End Obamacare:
Championing legislation to fully defund Obamacare. H.R. 2682
Voted 41 times to repeal or defund Obamacare.
Introduced bill to stop IRS from implementing Obamacare and using it as their next political bludgeon. H.R...
Why isn’t HHS comparing rates to what Americans pay today?
The administration has finally released more data on health premiums for next year (data that was supposed to be published weeks ago). Unfortunately, the important details of the report are buried under a tremendous amount of what Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) described as “creative arithmetic.” Rather than comparing what Americans will pay next year to what they are currently paying, the administration chose to compare next year’s rates to a projection of what rates would be in 2016 after factoring in the new mandates and...