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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Standing strong when it comes to healthcare

From the Medina Tea Party Patriots --

Last week President Obama announced his plans to host bipartisan “healthcare talks” with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders on February 25th. Now, it seems the President wants to post a proposal for a legislative overhaul online before the February meeting. The proposal would be constructed by selected Democrats and Republicans – invitation only, of course. (Click here to read full article)

Many are wondering – will the healthcare bill rear its ugly head again, and if so, when? While the answer is not clear, the one thing that is for sure is conservatives cannot sit on the sidelines and hope that the Democrats don’t launch a “healthcare surprise” on the American people. We must be on the offense, which is exactly what conservatives within the House are doing.

Congressmen John Boehner and Eric Cantor recently sent a letter to President Obama (Read letter here), asking some very tough questions about his commitment to move forward on healthcare in a bipartisan way. Congressman Tom Price also chimed in on Obama’s February 25th “negotiation talks” by making the following statement that can be read here.

It is important that these conservatives in Congress continue to stand strong and ask the tough questions, especially during their bipartisan talks with the president and Democrats, which is why we are asking you to contact them.

Below is a partial list of Republicans who will be attending the February 25th meeting. We invite you to send them an e-mail, encouraging them to fight for our healthcare freedoms, to be vocal about their healthcare reform plans and, most importantly, not to cave in to political pressure.


Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Republican Leader

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Republican Whip

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Finance Committee

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee


Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Republican Leader

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Republican Whip

Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee

Rep. John Kline (R-MN), Ranking Member of the Education and Labor Committee

The outcome of the February 25th meeting will determine where the healthcare battle is heading. If the bill moves forward, we will provide you with list of targeted representatives and/or senators. As always, please continue to contact your representatives and voice your concerns

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