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News Briefing for Tuesday, March 31

HEALTHCARE: House Tea Party leader signs up for ObamaCare “One of ObamaCare’s staunchest foes in Congress acknowledged for the first time that he has purchased insurance at HealthCare.gov. “For the record, I am on ObamaCare. Yee-hah!” Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) said during a town-hall meeting on Thursday. “My wife complains about it all the time,” he said, according to the Clay Center Dispatch. The disclosure from the chairman of the House GOP’s Tea Party Caucus comes just days after another firebrand conservative, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), admitted that he was planning to enroll in insurance through ObamaCare…” http...

News Briefing for March 21

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Early line: 3-man race for 2016 GOP nomination “Much of who’s ahead and who’s not at this stage “is based on who’s known and who’s not known,” said Fergus Cullen, another former New Hampshire Republican chairman. Cullen hosted a reception at his home for Bush last week. What’s lacking in the top tier is a hardcore conservative or tea party favorite. Tea party loyalists are sympathetic to Walker, for example, but still have some doubts. At a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall meeting this week, some questioned whether he has shifted his position on government help for ethanol over the years. Mike Huckabee, ...

News Briefing for Friday, March 6, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Unions Rally In Support Of ObamaCare Tax Credit (Quote by Kevin Broughton) “Kevin Broughton, the communications director for the Tea Party Patriots, is suspicious that organized labor is paying much of the crowd for their attendance. “The other folks over here, they mind their manners, which you would expect if you were being paid to come out and protest,” Broughton claims. “They either don’t have jobs or their being paid by the SEIU or some of the other folks that have a vested interest in having their neighbors pay for their own health care.” Broughton also contends that their argument is all emotion and that ...

News Briefing for Thursday, February 12, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare Co-Ops Cost Taxpayers $17,000 Per Enrollee “More than 500,000 people enrolled in health plans offered by nonprofit insurance companies created under the Affordable Care Act. And with the co-ops receiving an average of $108.7 million from the federal government, taxpayer-backed funding per enrollee topped $17,000. Twenty-three co-ops received a total of $2.5 billion from the federal government and enrolled more than 520,000 people in plans through September. However, an analysis conducted by The Daily Signal published yesterday found that just one, Maine Community Health Options, was profitable last year. Using the latest ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, February 11, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Insured, but Not Covered (From Feb. 7) “WHEN Karen Pineman of Manhattan received notice that her longtime health insurance policy didn’t comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirements, she gamely set about shopping for a new policy through the public marketplace. After all, she’d supported President Obama and the act as a matter of principle. Ms. Pineman, who is self-employed, accepted that she’d have to pay higher premiums for a plan with a narrower provider network and no out-of-network coverage. She accepted that she’d have to pay out of pocket to see her primary care physician, who didn’t participate. She even ...

Senate Office Locations for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Alaska Begich, Mark (D - AK) One Sealaska Plaza, Ste 308 Juneau, AK 99801 phone. (907) 586 - 7700 fax. (907) 586 - 7702 http://www.begich.senate.gov Murkowski, Lisa (R - AK) 510 L. Street, Suite 600 Anchorage, AK 99501 Main: 907-271-3735 Fax: 1-877-857-0322 http://www.murkowski.senate.gov Alabama Sessions, Jeff (R - AL) 41 West I-65 Service Road North BB&T, Suite 2300-A Mobile, AL 36608 -1291 Main: (251) 414-3083 Fax: (251) 414-5845 http://www.sessions.senate.gov Shelby, Richard C. (R - AL) 1800 5th Avenue North 321 Federal Building Birmingham, AL 35203 Telephone: (205) 731-1384 Fax: (205) ...

Florida Governor Rick Scott expands Medicaid

On Wednesday, Florida governor Rick Scott became the seventh Republican governor to back Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. From Bloomberg: Florida Governor Rick Scott supports expanding Medicaid in his state under President Barack Obama’s health-care law, at least while the federal government pays for it, a reversal of the Republican’s previous position. Scott said yesterday in Tallahassee that he’ll ask state lawmakers to back the expansion. After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law in June, Scott said he wouldn’t expand Medicaid, the health-care program for the poor, in Florida. Once Obama won re-election in November, ...

Southerland: ‘I Will Infuriate John Boehner’

By Zayida Baker Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., voted in September to keep government running through November 18. At a Tallahassee fundraiser September 26, he discussed D.C. budget battles and looked ahead to 2012. Southerland voted September 23 for the 2012 Continuing Appropriations Act, part of a package to fund government at current levels past September 30. It passed the House 219-203. Among the 24 Republican “nays” were Reps. Steve King (Iowa), Paul Broun (Ga.), Trent Franks (Ariz.), and Connie Mack (Fla.); Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and Ron Paul (Texas) did not vote. On September 26 a similar measure passed the Senate 79-12. All 12 ...

Southerland Gives ‘Fair Tax’ Mixed Review

By Zayida Baker Some in the tea party want to replace the current, chaotic tax code with the Fair Tax, a national sales tax. Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., refrains from a total embrace of it. The Fair Tax, H.R. 25, is gaining popularity and attention, yet many are unfamiliar with its details. It consists of a 23-percent national tax on consumption, or sales of new retail goods and services. It would apply only to final products for sale, not goods and services used to make final products. The tax would fully supplant the present system, meaning that, while the federal government would tax real estate, new goods, and such services as education ...

Southerland Holds Firm Against Washington Compromise

By Zayida Baker Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., bolstered his tea-party credentials Monday, August 1, standing against the debt deal struck by President Obama and congressional leaders. It became law Tuesday afternoon. The Budget Control Act raises the debt ceiling in two stages by up to $2.4 trillion total, which should fund government through the 2012 elections. It immediately allows $400 billion in fresh borrowing, then allows $500 billion more unless Congress vetoes it. This $900 billion is tied to $917 billion in cuts over the next ten years, mostly after 2012. The second stage features a debt-limit increase of between $1.2 trillion and ...