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Overcoming vocal opposition from both ends of the spectrum, the House of Representatives easily passed a bipartisan budget proposal that aims to prevent another government shutdown for the next two years, clearing the way for it to be approved by the Senate and quickly signed into law by President Obama.
I am a Christian, veteran, wife, mother and grandmother. I have shown my disagreement with Obamacare prior to its passage and after by attending protests on the Mall in Washington, going to a protest at the office of my congressman, Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, and even showing up at a town-hall meeting given by Mr. Hoyer. I have walked the halls of our national lawmakers and expressed my disagreement with their staffers. I have written and submitted letters to the editors of various newspapers and proudly displayed bumper stickers I have had made.
As millions of people receive notices that their health insurance is being canceled, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama didn't mislead the public when he repeatedly and emphatically promised that everyone could keep their plan under Obamacare.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II is now billing his race against Democrat Terry McAuliffe as a referendum on President Obama's health care overhaul— a pivot that Mr. Cuccinelli hopes will gin up enthusiasm among the GOP base but one that could prove risky if recent polling on the Virginia governor's race is accurate.
With a government shutdown two days away, House Republicans powered their latest stopgap spending bill through the chamber early Sunday morning, trying yet again to put a dent in Obamacare while vowing they don't want a shutdown.
Congress is slinking toward an August exit from Washington with little to show for the past few weeks, and House Republicans suffered a major setback Wednesday when they had to pull their first domestic spending bill of the year from the floor, realizing they didn't have the votes to pass it.
Two federal lawmakers from Maryland, a state that embraced the new health care law from the start, pitched the benefits of Obamacare to constituents Monday — even as congressional Republicans about 25 miles up the road prepped last-ditch efforts to dismantle the law from their perch on Capitol Hill.
The House voted Wednesday to delay mandates in the federal health care law requiring individuals and large employers to have coverage, with dozens of Democrats joining Republicans in poking a symbolic hole in the president's signature achievement.
House Republicans are pressing to kill an independent government commission designed to improve state-level voting procedures, arguing the body has run its course, is ineffectual and is a waste of taxpayer money.