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  • House Cloakroom Report: January 17-23

    House Cloakroom Report: January 17-23

    After the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday, the House will reconvene tomorrow afternoon for legislative business. The majority of the week will be devoted to legislation repealing Obamacare. The vote, scheduled for Wednesday, will kick off with seven hours of debate on Tuesday, followed by additional seven hours of debate on Wednesday before the final vote will be taken. This comes on the heels of over half of states now suing to stop Obamacare as a continuing number of governors and Americans recognize the damaging impact the legislation will have on their states. Remaining legislative business for the week will include further organizational meetings for formation of the standing committees as well as committee hearings on various issues.

    Major Floor Action:

    • H.R. 2 (PDF) – Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

    Major Committee Action:

    • The House Ways & Means Committee will hold a full committee hearing on “Fundamental Tax Revision” and will also hold an organizational meeting.
    • The House Judiciary Committee will hold a full committee hearing on “Medical Liability Issues” and will also hold an organizational meeting.
    • The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a full committee briefing on “China’s Impacts on US Interests”
    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    4 Responses to House Cloakroom Report: January 17-23

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    2. Scott Carver says:

      Everything seems to be going well, so far. But we need to keep public pressure on our Represenatives and Senators to do the right thing for the American People. What we need is for them to run this country like a business. They are the Board of Directors, answerable to the stockholders (the American People), and they need to run it in a manner that, above all else, benefits the stockholders. No making concessions so that other countries will "like" us, no making concessions "for the good of the global community". This needs to be about us, the American People, and our needs and goals. We can't be an example to the rest of the world, when our image is one of social and economic collapse.

      Before we try fixing the rest of the world, let's fix ourselves first.

    3. O_Henry says:

      We should be prepared to encourage our representatives to de-fund Obama care piecemeal. I would encourage them to attach to every bill that goes across Mr. Obama's desk some portion or piece to be rescinded.

    4. Greg Strother says:

      Repealing the heath care law would be a grand accomplishment. But what are Republicans offering as a replacement? Killing the law is not enouh. Dissenters, even now, point to the voids that would occur. To advance further public support, alternative conservative solutions should be compiled into a bill that, when signed into law, would replace "Obamacare".

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