AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
October 3, 1013
Ask Your Congressman to “Stay the Course”
President Obama met with Congressional leaders last evening to discuss reopening the government and raising the debt limit. Nothing was accomplished. However, there is word out that 18 “moderate” Republicans are scheming to partner with Democrats to offer a ‘clean’ continuing resolution that would simply fund the government but strip the Obamacare defunding language. This list includes five Pennsylvanians: Charlie Dent, Patrick Meehan, Michael Fitzpatrick, Lou Barletta and Jim Gerlach.
Here’s the strategy The Hill outlined: “. . . centrists could decide to try to hijack the floor. One way to get a clean CR would be by voting down a motion to order the previous question. If GOP centrists joined Democrats to vote down the previous question, Democrats could get control of the floor for an hour and might be able to offer a clean CR.”
The Senate has rejected all bills the House has passed and sent over there. Apparently “negotiate” is not in the vocabulary of the Senate Democrats nor President Obama. This is a “bargaining chip” that must be used to defund or, at a minimum, delay Obamacare.
1.) Call House Speaker John Boehner and ask him to continue working to pass a continuing resolution that also defunds or delays Obamacare. The Speaker’s number is (202) 225-0600. You can email him here.
2.) Go to our ACTION CENTER to email your Congressman AND go here to call the district office nearest you. It is especially crucial that those in the districts of Charlie Dent, Patrick Meehan, Michael Fitzpatrick, Lou Barletta and Jim Gerlach contact them and tell them not to cave — Obamacare must be defunded or, at a minimum, delayed.