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News Briefing for Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Cost of Healthcare.gov Exceeds $2.2B After Latest Contract Award “With the announcement Monday of a five-year, $563 million contract award to Accenture, the Healthcare.gov contractor that rescued the Obamacare marketplace after 2013's disastrous launch, the total cost of the site will well exceed $2.2 billion. The new award is on top of the $1.7 billion in contracts reported by the inspector general (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in August. Accenture was first hired in January after HHS replaced CGI Federal, the original contractor. Accenture reported the new award on its website, noting that not only ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 4/27/14

House/Senate Action: Weeks of 4/14/14-4/27/14   The House and Senate were both in recess for the last two weeks.   The House will return on Monday and be in session through Thursday.   The Senate will return on Monday and be in session through Friday.   MINIMUM WAGE:   The Senate will vote on Wednesday on a procedural motion to take up its bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10. But there’s significant doubt it will garner the 60 votes necessary to pass – and, interestingly, it’s not just because of solidified Senate GOP opposition, but because Harry Reid may not have his own Democratic Caucus ...

Memo for the Movement

Congress Must Reject the Internet Sales Tax  Current Event: On April 25, the U.S. Senate passed a key procedural vote to consider S. 743--the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act--nearly ensuring passage.  The bill expands the authority of individual states to cover out-of-state retailers, allowing them to force those retailers to collect sales taxes for them.  This is a dangerous extension of state power, violating core principles of federalism. At the same time, it subjects consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs to thousands of state and local tax regimes. With Senate passage imminent, the House must reject this misguided bill. Action...

Letter to House Republicans: Present a Balanced Budget

Dear House Republicans, President Obama recently proposed a new budget that never balances -- not in ten years, not in twenty, not ever. But at least he proposed one, in contrast to Senate Democrats. Nonetheless, and especially in light of the unprecedented accumulation of debt by this administration, it reflects a stunning abdication of fiscal responsibility. In short, it is completely unserious. Now you have the opportunity to produce a serious budget of your own, but it must sharply contrast with the Obama budget.  It will be difficult for President Obama's opponent to set up such a stark contrast if they have to defend a budget that is not ...