Obamacare Showdown Continues
It appears as though the House of Representatives could vote on a Continuing Resolution as early as this evening that would do the following:
Defund/Delay Full Implementation of Obamacare until 2015
Continue current government spending levels through December 15, 2013 (the bill that passed the Senate changed the date to Nov. 15 - this bill changes it back to Dec. 15)
Repeal the Medical Device Tax
Ensure the military gets paid in the event that the Senate doesn't act to keep the government running.
This bill will likely be voted on tonight and would then be sent to the Senate. The Senate is adjourned until Monday, so they likely will not take up this bill until Monday. This could put pressure on Democrats to vote for this bill to avert a government shutdown.
The House Republican Conference is expected to be in near unanimous agreement on this bill, so we should focus our attention back to the Senate
. If your Congressman is a Democrat you may want to make a call to them to let them know that you still want them to listen to the American people and stop this train wreck law.
For now though, we need to put as much pressure on the Senate to act - to ensure the government continues to operate while defunding Obamcare. Below is the list we sent out the other night. These emails were gathered from where we could find them on the internet. Some may bounce back, but we encourage you to try. Senators have been taking their phones off the hook, so emailing and tweeting will be just as effective at letting them know where you stand.
The Capitol Switchboard is:
Tea Party Patriots Support Team
Here's a list of Senators that should be called. The ones highlighted in yellow are Republicans who voted to fund Obamacare on the last vote in the Senate. The ones highlighted in pink are red state Democrats up for reelection in 2014 or who might be persuaded.