.@SenatorReid Cares About Public Relations and Protecting Obamacare, The American People Be Damned

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 13% seems to care more about public relations than he does about protecting Americans from the ravages of Obamacare.

But don’t take it from us.  He mistakenly called the continuing resolution, or CR, the “PR” twice today in a press conference after the Senate tabled (i.e. killed) the House CR to fund the government but delay Obamacare for one year.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) 9%, normally quite an aggressive and bold speaker, was quickly shot down when he tried to help Harry find the right word.

“I got it!” Reid snapped.

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Harry Reid Wants to Brazenly Trample on the Minority to Get His Way

“We’re not going to bow to Tea Party anarchists who deny the mere fact that Obamacare is the law. We will not bow to Tea Party anarchists who refuse to accept that the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is constitutional.”

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 13%, vowing to fund Obamacare despite bipartisan American disapproval of the law

It’s certainly not news that Harry Reid frequently uses his position of power to get his way legislatively in the Senate, and all too often, he doesn’t play by the rules.

Wednesday night, he used a procedural tactic known as “filling the amendment tree,” to get his way on Obamacare – despite the fact that 57 percent of Americans oppose the law.

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Live Updates: Sen. Cruz’s Filibuster to Defund Obamacare

Right now, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 94% is on the Senate floor making the case why his colleagues must stand up and fight against Obamacare. As principled conservatives, we know that the establishment is trying to undercut and marginalize Ted Cruz because they fear his strategy to defund Obamacare will work.

See live updates of the filibuster below.

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Cloakroom: September 22,2013 — September 28,2013

House Cloakroom:

Analysis: This week the House may consider legislation related to the debt ceiling.  They may also take further action on the Continuing Appropriations Resolution of 2014, which may be contingent upon action in the Senate.

Major Committee Action:

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Cloakroom: July 22- July 26

House Cloakroom: July 22 – July 26

Analysis: This week the House will move its attention to energy bills in an attempt to free the energy sector and Americans from onerous regulations.  The bills on the floor will limit the ability of the EPA to create new regulations that cause significant economic damage as well as institute a more common sense regulatory scheme for coal ash.

Major Floor Action:

  • HR 1582 – Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013
  • HR 2218 – Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013

Major Committee Action:

  • The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a markup of a bill reforming the Medicare physician payment rate.
  • The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will hold a hearing on the “Highway Trust Fund and Surface Transportation.”
  • The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on the renewable fuel standard.


Senate Cloakroom: July 22 – July 26

Analysis:  This week the Senate will consider a bill to fund the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.  The bill is written to fund the departments at levels above the caps set by the Budget Control Act, the level at which the House is appropriating money.

Major Floor Action: 

  • S 1243 – Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations

Major Committee Action: 

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