The bi-partisan approach to the repeal of Obamacare.
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King’s discharge petition, aimed at repealing Obamacare, is gaining momentum in the House as more representatives sign on to bring an end to the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
If the health care law is not repealed, history will record it as just one more disaster of President Obama’s failed administration.
Ironically as more has been found out about the “affordability and protection” offered by the new law, it accomplishes neither objective.
A discharge petition is a means of bringing a bill out of committee and to the floor for consideration without a report from a Committee and usually without cooperation of the leadership.
As reported by Caroline May, Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican and chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) is circulating a request that members support the petition.
To date 80 representatives all Republicans, have signed their names to the document which, if a majority sign, would force House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring King’s bill, H.R. 4972 “To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” to the floor for an up-or-down vote.
If a majority sign the petition it is likely that King’s bill will pass, as those who sign will vote for his repeal.
King is urging the 34 Democrats who voted against the health-care legislation to sign onto the petition. He was enthusiastic about the support his motion has received.
Democrats seeking cover in the upcoming November elections will gladly sign the discharge petition.
“I am optimistic that we will be able to attract the 218 signatures we will need to force a vote on repealing ‘Obamacare.’ The past week has seen significant momentum building for repeal,” King said.
“Signatures on the discharge petition have come more quickly than expected. This has been partly due to a large number of co-sponsors on the repeal bill, but it also demonstrates the effectiveness of the efforts of the Heritage Foundation’s Action Team and a boost from the Club for Growth.
Rep. John Campbell from Orange County, CA has already signed the petition.
If your representative has not signed the discharge petition call and Fax them asking why they haven’t done so.
Random thoughts while observing the possible end of a national charade, I’m J.C.
1. Rep. Steve King, Iowa
2. Rep. Connie Mack, Florida
3. Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota
4. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, Kansas
5. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee
6. Rep. Tom Price, Georgia
7. Rep. Paul C. Broun, Georgia
8. Rep. Jerry Moran, Kansas
9. Rep. Tom Graves, Georgia
10. Rep. Rob Bishop, Utah
11. Rep. Joseph R. Pitts, Pennsylvania
12. Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana
13. Rep. Lynn A. Westmoreland, Georgia
14. Rep. Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania
15. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Texas
16. Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas
17. Rep. Judy Biggert, Illinois
18. Rep. John Boozman, Arkansas
19. Rep. Kenny Marchant, Texas
20. Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio
21. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah
22. Rep. Gary G. Miller, California
23. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia
24. Rep. Doug Lamborn, Colorado
25. Rep. Robert E. Latta, Ohio
26. Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma
27. Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona
28. Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Texas
29. Rep. Jo Bonner, Alabama
30. Rep. Dan Burton, Indiana
31. Rep. J. Gresham Barrett, South Carolina
32. Rep. John Linder, Georgia
33. Rep. Bill Posey, Florida
34. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Kansas
35. Rep. Mike Coffman, Colorado
36. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland
37. Rep. Virginia Foxx, North Carolina
38. Rep. John Campbell, California
39. Rep. Mike Rogers, Alabama
40. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, Texas 41. Rep. Charles K. Djou, Hawaii
42. Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas
43. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin
44. Rep. Howard Coble, North Carolina
45. Rep. Candice S. Miller, Michigan
46. Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana
47. Rep. Robert B. Aderholt, Alabama
48. Rep. Phil Gingrey, Georgia
49. Rep. Kevin Brady, Texas
50. Rep. Pete Olson, Texas
51. Rep. C. W. Bill Young, Florida
52. Rep. Tom McClintock, California
53. Rep. Joe Wilson, South Carolina
54. Rep. Mac Thornberry, Texas
55. Rep. John R. Carter, Texas
56. Rep. John Shimkus, Illinois
57. Rep. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma
58. Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis, Florida
59. Rep. John Fleming, Louisiana
60. Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona
61. Rep. W. Todd Akin, Missouri
62. Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan
63. Rep. Donald A. Manzullo, Illinois
64. Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia
65. Rep. Scott Garrett, New Jersey
66. Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio
67. Rep. Henry E. Brown, Jr., South Carolina
68. Rep. Kay Granger , Texas
69. Rep. Parker Griffith, Alabama
70. Rep. Ted Poe, Texas
71. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington
72. Rep. Rodney Alexander, Louisiana
73. Fred Upton, Michigan
74. Jean Schmidt, Ohio
75. John Sullivan, Oklahoma
76. Peter J. Roskam, Illinois
77. Blaine Luetkemeyer, Missouri
78. Michael C. Burgess, Texas
79. Ken Calvert, California
80. Lee Terry, Nebraska
THE GOAL HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONTROL