House Members Are Doing This ONE THING To Defeat Obama Tomorrow

The political fight between congressional Republicans and the president will begin on Wednesday as Congress issues its final approval on a bill that repeals the Affordable Healthcare Act, known as ObamaCare, and strips money completely from Planned Parenthood.

Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk, who rode the Republican wave into office in 2012, said the bill will be sitting on President Barack Obama’s desk by the end of the week.

“Tomorrow, the House will make the final vote of the process – sending both measures to the President’s desk by the end of this week,” Loudermilk said on his Facebook page on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

He also said in his post that this move has been planned for several months, and indicated Republicans held back on fighting other issues in order to save this tactical move for these two issues.

“In the fall, we started a process that gives us one shot to bypass the senate filibuster rule, our best chance to pass conservative legislation. The two issues House Republicans chose to include in this one-time opportunity was to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood,” he posted.

Others said this will show voters that securing a GOP majority in 2012 was the right thing to do. Some hope this proves that Republicans are true to their campaign promises.

“We were sent to Congress to fight for the American people,” Missouri GOP Rep. Vicky Hartzler said. “They do not want their healthcare dictated to them by Washington. And they don’t want their tax dollars going to abortion providers. …If the president didn’t hear the people’s voices earlier, hopefully, he will through this bill.”

The bill can’t be amended by Democrats because the Senate approved it with special rules to prevent any changes. It is expected that Obama will veto the measure. Republicans have planned for that over the past several months as well, according to Republicans issuing talking points to the media. Congressional Republicans have enough votes to override a veto.

A vote for a veto-override is set for Jan. 22, which adds salt to the wound for Planned Parenthood and its supporters. That is the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, made in 1973. Typically, anti-abortion activists gather to march in the nation’s capital on that day.

Republicans have received harsh criticism from conservatives after they failed to include defunding Planned Parenthood in the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill passed in December. Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, defended the move, saying they didn’t want to complicate the budget bill.

Ryan said in a December interview that the plan was to deal with the matter in January.

“You’re going to see us put a bill on the president’s desk going after ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood so we’ll finally get a bill on his desk to veto,” Ryan commented in the interview.

Congress Is About To Take An Ax To Obamacare In A HUGE Way He’ll Despise

America’s long-simmering revolt against Obamacare will move into a new phase Tuesday as the Republican-led Congress is poised to take action to fulfill its 2010 pledge to repeal and replace the controversial health care law.

“We owe it to the American people to take our best shot at repealing Obamacare, and that’s what we’ll do,” Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., said Saturday. “As a result, President Obama will soon have a choice: Does he support the people and women’s health, or does he support Washington mandates and tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood?”

“We were sent to Congress to fight for the American people. They do not want their healthcare dictated to them by Washington. And they don’t want their tax dollars going to abortion providers,” she said. “We have taken many votes to preserve health care choices and protect precious tax dollars in the House. If the president didn’t hear the people’s voices earlier, hopefully, he will through this bill. It will go directly to his desk by way of the reconciliation process, which avoids obstruction by Senate Democrats.”

Despite a foreseen veto from President Obama that would block any repeal or replacement of Obamacare, Congress is setting the stage to contrast the Republican vision for health care with that of the current Democrat president. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has promised to unveil a bill that will replace Obamacare.

The mechanics of the Obamacare vote are part of a budget reconciliation process that allows Republicans to evade Senate filibustering that could delay any proposal indefinitely.

That process started last month, when the House quietly shipped the Senate a dual reconciliation bill that repealed Obamacare and de-funded Planned Parenthood. The Senate passed its version of the bill, setting up the need to reconcile the two bills.

The House may act as soon as Tuesday to vote on the Senate-amended reconciliation budget, which then goes to Obama’s desk for an expected veto.

“You’re going to see us put a bill on the president’s desk going after Obamacare and Planned Parenthood so we’ll finally get a bill on his desk to veto,” Ryan said.

h/t: Fox News

While Everyone Was Watching The GOP Debate, Paul Ryan Just Made A Massive Announcement

On Tuesday, while the Republican presidential candidates were taking shots at each other in Las Vegas in the latest debates, Paul Ryan and other bipartisan lawmakers on Capitol Hill were putting forward the omnibus bill, a tax and funding bill.

The 2009-page omnibus bill was approved by a bipartisan committee and is expected to pass on Friday when the House will vote on the massive spending and tax bill. In the meantime, the government is only funded through Wednesday, so lawmakers will expectedly be working on a stop-gap spending Wednesday.

According to some, the omnibus bill is a victory for both Democrats and Republicans with both sides claiming wins.

The “Cadillac Tax” on premium healthcare plans is postponed, along with the medical device tax which was placed under a moratorium for two years. The Obama administration was counting on those two to fund Obamacare. Democrats are happy that the wind and solar energy companies’ tax breaks will be extended for five years. Democrats are also pleased that the wind protection tax credit has been extended for two years. The Republicans claimed a major victory with a lifted ban on oil exportation from the U.S.

However, according to TheBlaze, “The package … would increase the deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars by extending numerous popular tax credits without paying for them.”

Democrats also claimed victory because the child tax credit and earned income tax credits will continue, as well as the continuation of the American Opportunity tax credit.

What is controversial and missing from the budget is any language that would bar funding for President Obama’s Syrian Refugee Resettlement program, which may lead some Republicans to vote against the bill on Friday. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told The Hill that “There’s a lot of reason for Republicans to vote for it,” although he would not speculate as to the number of Republicans who would eventually vote for the bill.

BREAKING: Republicans Just Pulled The Plug On Dems’ Big Plan – Obama Will Be LIVID

Senate Republicans rejected an amendment to an ObamaCare repeal bill on Thursday that would have given the attorney general the authority to bar the sale of firearms to known or suspected terrorists.

The amendment, offered by Sen. Diane Feinstein, D- Calif., went down in a 45-54 procedural vote. The California Democrat also offered the proposal as a separate stand-alone piece of legislation.

Feinstein told reporters before the vote that her amendment should be “the definition of a no-brainer,” according to The Hill.  

“If somebody is too dangerous to board an airplane (because they are on a terrorist watch list), they are too dangerous to buy a gun,” Feinstein said at a press conference with seven Democratic senators. “This shouldn’t be a partisan issue.”

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, voiced concern about giving the attorney general the power to bar people from purchasing firearms without due process of law. “This is not the way we’re supposed to do things in this country,” he said before the vote on Feinstein’s amendment. “If you believe the federal government is omniscient and all competent, vote for the Feinstein amendment,” he added.

The Texas senator offered an alternative one that would grant the attorney general the authority to delay a terrorist suspect from getting a gun for up to 72 hours, while the government seeks a court order blocking the sale to the person in question.

The Senate rejected Cornyn’s amendment as well in a 55-44 vote.

“House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., created a Republican task force on homeland security in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, and said Thursday the no-fly list gun ban may be an issue that task force ‘will look at.’ McCarthy said the task force is intended to consider ‘any gaps or any vulnerabilities’ in U.S. security, though he would not commit to any specific action,” USA Today reported. 

As reported by Western Journalism, President Obama specifically advocated on Wednesday, following the San Bernadino shooting, for giving the federal government the authority to deny people who are on the “no-fly” list the ability to purchase a gun.

Repubs Are About To Do Something For The 1st Time That Will Deliver ‘Mortal Wound’ To Obama’s Pet Project

With the increasing threat of Islamic terror, conversations in the news media about Obamacare have become rarer and rarer.

However, congressional Republicans have again introduced a bill to repeal Obamacare; this time, though, it is expected to pass the Senate.

The bill has an amendment attached which would defund Planned Parenthood for one year, in response to the release of videos which suggested Planned Parenthood has been engaging in unethical practices related to aborted babies’ parts.

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) stated: “Are we doing this for partisan reasons? I would say no, absolutely not. What we are doing is listening to our constituents, who’ve told us that they’ve had one bad experience after another with Obamacare.”

Republicans are using a budget process called “reconciliation,” which allows them to pass the bill based on a majority vote. Previous bills for an Obamacare repeal have been doomed by Democrats filibustering them.

President Obama is, of course, expected to veto the bill.

Democrats are planning to offer amendments to the bill related to Planned Parenthood and gun control, in the wake of two shootings- one that killed 3 people at a Planned Parenthood Clinic, and the other that recently occurred at a holiday party in California, which left 14 dead.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said:  “Democrats are focused on doing something to stop the gun violence, and we will force amendment votes to that end today. We are going to vote on expanded background checks. We are going to vote to prevent criminals convicted of harassing women’s health clinics from owning weapons. Shouldn’t we do that at least?”

Although the amendments wouldn’t become law, Democrats hope to force a vote to target vulnerable Republicans on those issues in the 2016 elections.

A beefed-up version of the House-passed bill phasing out the law’s exchange subsidies for private plans and the expansion of Medicaid in select states will be voted on in the Senate.