Conservative House Republicans are circulating a letter calling on House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to defund Obamacare in the upcoming continuing resolution that funds the government. Oklahoma Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine, a freshman, and Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp are leading the charge.
“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (‘ObamaCare’) remains broadly unpopular across America,” the letter to Boehner and Cantor reads. “More and more Americans are now feeling its impact–from job losses and part-time downgrades, to insurance policy changes and violations of religious liberties, to state budget strains from Medicaid expansions. And Americans don’t like these impacts. Most Americans still believe that healthcare should be controlled by patients and doctors, not by the government.”
In the letter, the conservatives note that while they plan to “re-start efforts to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety this year, next year and until we are successful,” that “in the meantime, there is more we can do in Congress.”
The upcoming continuing resolution, which funds the government, is one such place. House Republicans have the power, should they choose to use it, to shut down Obamacare through the appropriations process–the power of the purse laid out in the United States Constitution.
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Word has leaked out that the Continuing Resolution (CR) will be voted on TODAY in the House. Indication are that the CR will NOT contain language which defunds Obamacare, continuing the assault on patient/doctor privilege in deciding health care procedures and our First Amendment rights to religious freedom.
NIPats is urging Patriots to call and urge defunding of Obamacare in the Continuing Resolution. Tell them that American values and the Constitution calls for all measures available to prevent Obamacrae from negatively impacting Americans. No CR with funding for Obamacare.
Call Speaker John Boehner’s DC office at : (202) 225- 6205
Representaive Eric Cantor’s DC office: (202) 225-2815
Representaive Pete Viscloksky’s DC office: (202) 225-2461
Representaive Jackie Walorski’s DC Office: (202) 225- 3915
The letter from Representative Bridenstine to Repretatives Boehner and Cantor.