Monday, March 14, 2011

ACTION ITEM: Alert Regarding Health Care Funding

By now, many of you have heard about the $105.5 Billion that was written into the health care bill by the Democrats. Representative King of Iowa and Representative Bachman of Minnesota have been working to have this money stripped out of the health care bill. Without this money, the health care bill is for all practical purposes dead.

HR1 would have funded the government as regards the continuing resolution. Representative King offered an Amendment to strip the funding but it could not be offered and the defunding must be written into the underlying Bill. In other words, the defunding must be written into the continuing resolution which funds the government.

The House of Representatives will be voting on this tomorrow night (March 15th). If the continuing Resolution Passes in the House, the bill goes to the Senate. The Senate must pass the continuing Resolution and then it goes to the President. He will probably veto a Continuing Resolution that defunds the health care bill. It takes a 2/3 vote to override a Presidential veto.

Besides calling your own Congressman, you might want to call the Republican Leadership.

Faxes work the very best.

Speaker Boehner
Phone: 202-225-6205
Fax: 202-225-0704

Eric Cantor (VA)

Kevin McCarthy (CA)

Paul Ryan (WI)

Harold Rogers (KY)

U.S. Congress
Mike Thompson
Cannon House Office Building
Room 415
Washington D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3311
317 3rd St., Suite 1
Eureka, CA 95501
Eureka phone: 269-9595 Fax: 269-9598< (contact via webform)

Let the Representatives know your opinion about this defunding. Please, keep it polite.

Remember, you can always check our "GET INVOLVED" page (link above) for CONTACT INFO for your elected Representatives. If you haven't checked it out, do it now! we also have links to tips on dealing with Congress, writing letters to the editor, and how to access televised local meetings.

$105 billion in appropriations hidden in the bill - hrwf
Establishment GOP: yes, we'll fund Obamacare with our Continuing Resolution and, as an aside, do we get to call it BoehnerCare now? - Doug Ross