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Defund Obamacare Update
From Pete Kasperowicz’s report in The Hill:
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Tuesday that the Republican leadership is "scared to death" of efforts to block funding for ObamaCare, fearing the strategy could end the GOP's House majority.
The GOP have it backwards. Again. They will lose their House majority if they don’t stand up for America and its laws. More from the article:
"They think if we have a shutdown, or a big showdown, we may lose the majority, and they will lose their leadership positions," Gohmert said at an event in Longview, Texas, according to the .
Gohmert said Republicans need to stand up for what they believe in — as Democrats did when they passed the president's healthcare reform law — and now push to defund it.
"What does it say about Republicans if we're not willing to stand up for what we know is best for the country?" he asked.
Thank you, Rep. Gohmert for taking a principled stand:
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Immigration “Reform” update
From The Hill: House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is getting defended by a center-right group for his views on immigration reform.
The $65,000 cable advertising campaign in McCarthy's district is funded by the American Action Network. It comes in response to pressure from the left for him to back comprehensive immigration reform.
The American Action Network touts McCarthy's support for immigration legislation that would secure the border first.
"Why are special interests attacking Kevin McCarthy? Because Kevin fights for us, not them," the ad says. "On immigration, Kevin's got the conservative approach we need, that starts with securing the border first."
Immigration reform is a sensitive issue for McCarthy, whose district is about 35 percent Hispanic.
The House majority whip has been the target of rallies by unions and other pro-immigration forces during the August congressional recess who hope to pressure him into supporting broad immigration reform that would include a pathway to citizenship for the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants.
Message to Rep. McCarthy. Stay the course. Don’t vote for any “broad immigration reform that would include a pathway to citizenship for the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. There already are many pathways to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Secure the borders. Enforce the law. Pass NO House bill. Do not pass ANY bill into conference.
Details for Rep. McCarthy:
Rep. Kevin McCarthy
4100 Empire Drive, Suite 150
Bakersfield, CA 93309
DC office PH: 202-225-2915
And let's stay on Speaker Boehner’s case again (NO IMMIGRATION BILL THAT GOES TO CONFERENCE):
Butler County Office PH (513) 779-5400
Miami County Office PH (937) 339-1524
Clark County Office PH (937) 322-1120
PH (202) 225-6205
FAX (202) 225-0704
And his mailbox (send postcards):
Speaker John Boehner
7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Suite B
West Chester, OH 45069
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