August Recess is Over, Now Onto Accountability
Congress’ August recess is over, and Sentinels made it a success. When the Members of Congress wouldn’t host a town hall to hear from their constituents, Sentinels hosted their own. When the Members of Congress did host a town hall, Sentinels were there, demanding an answer to the question: will you defund Obamacare?
Heritage Action also embarked on a nine city defund Obamacare townhall tour on August 19th, which drove liberals crazy. The sentiment from the attendees at the town hall stops was clear: Americans want someone to fight the Washington establishment.
Now that Congress has made their way back to Washington, what happens next? It looks like the continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government past September 30th could be voted on this week. Congress can defund Obamacare by attaching a legislative rider to the CR with language that fully defunds the law. Any stand alone votes (voting separately on a piece of legislation) to defund Obamacare will not suffice; it has to be attached to a “must-pass” bill.
This week is going to be vital in holding your Representative accountable to defunding Obamacare. This is the one week to stand up to the Washington establishment; this is the week to prevent Obamacare from crushing the economy.
Sentinels and other conservatives must continue to do the hard work of accountability. Reminding your Representative to defund Obamacare is the place to start.