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Cloakroom: Full Repeal Edition

Posted By Josh Robbins On May 12, 2013 @ 3:00 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

House Cloakroom: May 13 – May 17

Analysis: This week, the House of Representatives will reaffirm its commitment to repealing Obamacare in its entirety. Obamacare has already restricted hiring [1], seen one of its coverage provisions fail [2], and is expanding an ineffective Medicaid program [3]. This law has even drawn criticism from prominent Democrats. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has admitted Obamacare will actually increase health care costs [4], the opposite of what the bill was intended to do. Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) foresees a “train wreck coming [5]” as this bill is implemented. This terrible law must be repealed.

Major Floor Action:

  • HR 45 [6] – Full Repeal of Obamacare

Major Committee Action:

  • The House Agriculture [7] Committee will hold a markup of the Farm Bill.
  • The House Financial Services [8] Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on “Too Big to Fail” and the Dodd–Frank Act.
  • The House Natural Resources [9] Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs will hold a hearing on the 2008 Lacey Act Amendments.
  • The House Transportation and Infrastructure [10] Subcommittee on Aviation will hold a hearing on reviewing the FAA Modernization and Reform Act.

Senate Cloakroom: May 13 – May 17

Analysis: This week, the Senate will continue its work on the Water Resources Development Act. As mentioned last week, The Heritage Foundation documents the problems with the bill here [11].

Major Floor Action:

  • S 601 [12] – Water Resources Development Act

Major Committee Action:


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[1] restricted hiring: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/03/08/obamacare-continues-to-restrict-hiring/

[2] coverage provisions fail: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/03/20/obamacare-pre-existing-conditions-coverage-low-enrollment-high-costs/

[3] ineffective Medicaid program: http://heritageaction.com/2013/05/the-forgotten-obamacare-implementation-battle/

[4] increase health care costs: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/03/video-schumer-admits-obamacare-will-increase-health-care-costs/

[5] train wreck coming: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/04/18/dem-senator-obamacare-a-train-wreck-coming/

[6] HR 45: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.113hr45

[7] Agriculture: http://agriculture.house.gov/

[8] Financial Services: http://financialservices.house.gov/

[9] Natural Resources: http://naturalresources.house.gov/

[10] Transportation and Infrastructure: http://transportation.house.gov/

[11] here: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/05/7-problems-of-the-water-resources-development-act-of-2013

[12] S 601: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.113s601

[13] Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry: http://www.agriculture.senate.gov/

[14] Finance: http://www.finance.senate.gov/

[15] Foreign Relations: http://www.foreign.senate.gov/

[16] Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: http://www.help.senate.gov/

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