Tea Party Calls on Senate to Follow Suit

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Tea Party Patriots applauded the vote by the House to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.

“During the 111th Congress politicians who consider themselves the ‘ruling elite’ passed a job killing, tax raising, liberty stealing bill which they called ‘health care reform,’” said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.  “This was done against the clearly expressed will of the majority of the American people, and they voted to remove their unresponsive representatives in November.  Following through today, the House of Representatives lived up to its duties as the people’s house and voted to repeal the disaster foisted on the American people.

“Now the question is: Will the Senate resolve to listen to will of the American people?  Many have said that Majority Leader Reid will not allow the bill to even be debated, let alone come to a vote in the Senate.  What is he scared of?  Is he unwilling to allow each Senator to stand up and be counted?  The American people have stood and been counted on this issue, and repudiated this law.  It is time for the Senate to openly and transparently debate repeal so the majority of Americans can know where they stand.”

“November 2012 is not far away, and Americans will remember what happens in the Senate,” said Mark Meckler, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.  “If the Senate refuses to allow such a debate and repeal, 2012 will once again see an historic number of incumbents removed from their seats as the people continue their quest to wrestle control of their government from an out of touch ruling elite.”

Tea Party Patriots will celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the tea party movement on February 25-27 in Phoenix, AZ with the first Tea Party Patriots American Policy Summit:  Pathways to Liberty.  Attendees will take part in policy briefings and discussions that will show Tea Party Patriots has become as effective at shaping public policy as it was shaping the last election.  The conference is open to all Tea Party Patriots supporters who can register at http://www.summit11.org/.

Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,000 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide.  Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.  Visit Tea Party Patriots online at www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.