‘This announcement is a clear admission that Obamacare is failing Americans with pre-existing conditions who are losing the plans they already had’
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement on Thursday regarding the Obama administration’s decision to extend enrollment for the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan:
“Despite the administration’s promises that Obamacare enrollment is on track, this announcement is a clear admission that Obamacare is failing Americans with pre-existing conditions who are losing the plans they already...
Professor Pillard may be a fine person, but she is not someone who should receive a lifetime position on the second highest court in the land. She will be confirmed, however, because of the Democratic Majority’s power grab. . . . [She is] just the kind of person this administration was looking for to rubberstamp its most radical legislative and regulatory proposals on the D.C. Circuit Court.’
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor yesterday outlining his opposition to the confirmation of Nina Pillard...
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
One Minute Speeches
Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with a House Amendment to H.J.Res. 59 - Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 (Disposition of Senate Amendment Rule, Seventy Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan / Budget Committee / Energy and Commerce Committee)
The Rule provides for sixty minutes of debate controlled by the Budget Committee and ten minutes...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), a member of the House and Senate budget conference committee, issued the following statement regarding the agreement.
"It is increasingly obvious that success – particularly in divided government – has to be measured in positive steps, not leaps and bounds," said Congressman Price. "But in doing so, the American people expect their elected officials to find common ground without sacrificing the principles we hold dear.
"This agreement – more than $20 billion in deficit reduction compared to current law with zero tax increases...
So before we all vote this morning, I just want to make sure everybody understands what this vote is all about. Two weeks ago, the President and his Democrat allies defied two centuries of tradition, their own prior statements, and – in the case of some Democrat Leaders – their own public commitments about following the rules of the Senate.’
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday regarding the Senate Democrats changing the Senate rules in order to achieve their goals:
“I want to start out by...
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
One Minute Speeches
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2319 - Native American Veterans’ Memorial Amendments Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Markwayne Mullin / Natural Resources Committee)2) S. 1471 - Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act (Sponsored by Sen. Daniel Coats / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)3) H.R. 3212 - Sean and David Goldman International Child...
With Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius set to appear before an Energy & Commerce subcommittee tomorrow, we’ve started a list of questions for her to answer. The committee has put together its own list, and we encourage you to add yours in the comments section below.
HIDDEN COSTSQ: The president gave a speech last week about income equality, and the importance of strengthening the middle class. Do you consider the cost of plans under this law – factoring in both premiums and deductibles – ‘affordable’ for middle-class families...
WASHINGTON, DC -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on the budget agreement reached between House & Senate Budget Committee Chairmen Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA):
“I am grateful for the work done by Chairmen Ryan and Murray. While modest in scale, this agreement represents a positive step forward by replacing one-time spending cuts with permanent reforms to mandatory spending programs that will produce real, lasting savings. This framework is consistent with sequester replacement legislation passed by the House in 2012....
Governing by Crisis By Congressman Randy Forbes
This month, as Congress looks ahead to the New Year, it finds itself in a place that has become all too familiar to Americans. Instead of debates over purposeful budgeting, we’re confronted once again with tired phrases that tell of poor planning and irresponsible governing: Temporary spending. Stopgap measures. Last-minute deals.Unfortunately, it is an accurate description of Congressional budgeting over the past several years. In fact, this year is the first since 2009 that both chambers of Congress have actually passed a budget...
Fundamental flaws at the heart of the president’s health care law continued coming to light this week, with stories of Medicare Advantage patients losing their doctors, small business owners “scared to death,” and young Americans seeing their hours cut due to ObamaCare’s burdensome mandates. As numerous editorials from across the country note, the problems with the president’s health care law go far beyond its botched website:
“Plans Being Dropped, Much-Higher Premiums and People Losing Access to Their Preferred Doctors and Medical Centers” “Shortly after the botched launch...