Tag Archives: ObamaCare

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CD047: Talking Pointing

In the hours before the government shutdown, the crisis could have been averted. We take a look at the hours before the deadline and see what Congress has done since they slammed the government’s doors shut. Continue reading

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CD046: Shutdown Assured

In this bonus episode, we take a detailed look at the House GOP’s latest version of the short-term government funding bill which would delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and therefore guarantee that the government will shut down. Continue reading

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CD045: Stop the Shutdown

The Senate edited the House’s version of the short-term government funding bill, stripping out the language that would not-really defund Obamacare. Full details on the Senate’s version, including some surprising good news, and a quick recap of the tiny bit of work the House accomplished this week. Continue reading

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CD044: Pretend to Defund ObamaCare

This week the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill that allegedly “defunds ObamaCare” but… not really. They also tried to cut food stamps, push nuclear power, exempt mining from environmental regulations, and more… Continue reading

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CD043: Nothin’

This week, after Russia took the Syria vote off the House schedule, the House did not fund the government for 2014 despite their September 30th deadline. In this episode, we look at what they did instead.  Continue reading

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CD038: Wasting July

In this episode, we catch up on most of the bills that passed the House during the last two weeks of August. A lot of bills were passed; very few have a prayer of becoming law. Continue reading

H.R. 45: Repeal ObamaCare

H.R. 45, introduced by Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota, is the latest bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – a.k.a. ObamaCare. Continue reading

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CD027: Overtime

After a health care rant, we look at H.R. 1406, a bill that would have allowed workers to get vacation time instead of cash for their overtime. It’s a bill I’d actually like to see survive. Continue reading

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CD026: A Tale of Two Bills

The House worked on two bills this week. H.R. 527, which changes the way we sell helium, passed in a beautifully bipartisan way. H.R. 1549, which dismantles a piece of ObamaCare, died a uniquely Republican death. Continue reading

H.R. 1549: Defund the Public Health Fund

In the most clever bill to date designed to dismantle Obamacare, H.R. 1549 “Helping Sick Americans Now Act”, takes money away from the public health fund and puts it towards coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it? That’s why it’s so sneaky. But don’t worry; it has no chance of becoming law. Continue reading