Senate President Harry Reid has scheduled the votes on the Continuing Resolution (HJR to start at 12:30pm today.
The weak GOP Senators want to have it both ways by voting for the Clotures with the defunding of Obamacare language still in the CR, knowing it will be removed by Harry Reid after the votes are taken.
Our position has been and will remain --
any vote for cloture is a vote for Obamacare.
Your phone calls, emails, etc.... are working! In making your calls through the week, many of you may have noticed the phones at the Senators office have either been turned off or you have been sent directly to voice mail. (That's a good sign!)
If the establishment elite in the GOP want to play games and try to dodge your calls -- we are going to show them we will not be deterred and we will get around their attempts to block and ignore our calls.
To continue applying the pressure, as part of this Action Alert we have included a link (Click Here) that has the email contact information for the Chief of Staff and Media Spokesperson of these Senators, (Click Here).
And in something we have been lobbying for privately the last week, Senator David Vitter (R-LA), tried offering an amendment to eliminate the exemptions and public-financed subsidies D.C. staffers and Congress will receive under Obamacare. Senator Harry Reid, while allowing the amendment to strike defunding language, is trying to block Vitter's Amendment 1983 to eliminate D.C. exemptions and subsidies.
While we are standing strong on voting no for cloture, it is very important we force the Democrats and weak GOP Senators take a stand alone vote on Vitter's Amendment 1983 to eliminate the D.C. exemptions from Obamacare.
Passion to Action
As usual, and as expected, Senator Rob Portman, while claiming to be against Obamacare or funding Obamacare has yet to sign on and join the conservatives in the Senate standing strong against the funding of Obamacare.
Knowing that when Senator Portman says he is against something, it doesn't mean he is really against it, we need to continue our calls to his office in attempts and hopes that he will, at least for once during his term, stand with people that elected him.
Our other Senator from Ohio, Senator Sherrod Brown, a hero with the Union leaders, who are more and more coming out against Obamacare, also needs to be targeted. Claiming to be "for the working man" surely Senator Brown would not want his exemptions and subsidies for himself, his wife Connie Schultz and his staff to be paid for by the working man he claims to support
Please contact Senator Portman and Senator Brown:
- Tell them to vote NO on both cloture votes
- Support Senator Vitters Amendment 1983 to eliminate D.C. exemptions and subisidies from Obamacare.
DC Office: (202)224-3353
Portman's Chief of Staff
Portman's N/E Ohio District Representative
Senator Sherrod Brown
D.C. Office: (202) 224-2315
Brown's Chief of Staff
For email and phone contact information for all the Senators, please click here.