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URGENT: Rep. Sessions to Use House Rule to Stop Effort to Defund Obamacare

URGENT: Rep. Pete Sessions plans to use a House trick THIS WEEK to stop the effort to defund Obamcare. The movement has been gaining in momentum and now armed with over 1 million signatures and a telephone, we must defend freedom against the complacent big government RINOs.

Below is a brief statement released by Sen. Ted Cruz reacting to the treachery from within, followed by the email from Senate Conservatives Fund. Remember that making a phone call and signing a petition is free, so find your representative below and let your voice be heard.

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement on the fight to defund Obamacare:

“Last night, news reports surfaced that the House of Representatives might vote to ‘defund Obamacare’ in a way that easily allows Senate Democrats to keep funding Obamacare. If House Republicans go along with this strategy, they will be complicit in the disaster that is Obamacare.

“The American people are not surprised that politicians in Washington — of both parties — are afraid to take a stand. But another symbolic vote against Obamacare is meaningless. Obamacare is the biggest job killer in America, and people are hurting.

“House Republicans should pass a continuing resolution that funds government in its entirely — except Obamacare — and that explicitly prohibits spending any federal money, mandatory or discretionary, on Obamacare. They should not use any procedural chicanery to enable Harry Reid to circumvent that vote.

“If you oppose Obamacare, don’t fund Obamacare. Our elected leaders should listen to the American people.”

The following is an email sent by the Senate Conservatives Fund, who has caught wind of this treachery from within, and is asking for a few minutes of our time to help in the effort to defund Obamacare.

Fellow Conservatives:

This is an urgent action alert for all freedom-loving Americans.

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote to fund Obamacare this week and we need your help to stop it. 

House Republican leaders have chickened out and decided to fund a program that will destroy our country.

According to media reports, GOP leaders will attempt to pass a “trick rule” that allows them to pretend to defund Obamacare without actually doing so.

Under the trick rule, the House will pass a continuing resolution that fully funds Obamacare along with separate phony bill that defunds Obamacare. Democrats in the Senate will then throw the defunding bill in the garbage and send the real bill that funds Obamacare to the president’s desk.

It’s the “now you see defunding, now you don’t” strategy.

We must act now and call on conservatives in the House to defeat the trick rule that funds Obamacare.

House rules are almost always passed along party lines so all we need is 16 Republicans to oppose the rule to defeat it.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Please call these members today and urge them to do EVERYTHING in their power to stop funding for Obamacare. Tell them to vote against the rule.

It does not matter if you’re not from their states. They need to know that people across the country are counting on them to stop Obamacare.

  • Justin Amash (R-MI) — 202-225-3831
  • Michele Bachmann (R-MN) — 202-225-2331
  • Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) — 202-225-8171
  • Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) — 202-225-2211
  • Mo Brooks (R-AL) — 202-225-4801
  • Paul Broun (R-GA) — 202-225-4101
  • Ron DeSantis (R-FL) — 202-225-2706
  • Jeff Duncan (R-SC) — 202-225-5301
  • Scott Garrett (R-NJ) — 202-225-4465
  • Louie Gohmert (R-TX) — 202-225-3035
  • Trey Gowdy (R-SC) — 202-225-6030
  • Tom Graves (R-GA) — 202-225-5211
  • Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) — 202-225-2715
  • Steve King (R-IA) — 202-225-4426
  • Raul Labrador (R-ID) — 202-225-6611
  • Thomas Massie (R-KY) — 202-225-3465
  • Tom McClintock (R-CA) — 202-225-2511
  • Mark Meadows (R-NC) — 202-225-6401
  • Steve Pearce (R-NM) — 202-225-2365
  • Trey Radel (R-FL) — 202-225-2536
  • Dennis Ross (R-FL) — 202-225-1252
  • Matt Salmon (R-AZ) — 202-225-2635
  • Mark Sanford (R-SC) — 202-225-3176
  • Dave Schweikert (R-AZ) — 202-225-2190
  • Steve Stockman (R-TX) — 202-225-1555
  • Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) — 202-225-4436
  • Randy Weber (R-TX) — 202-225-2831
  • Joe Wilson (R-SC) — 202-225-2452
  • Ted Yoho (R-FL) — 202-225-5744

If Republican leaders decide to go forward with this deceptive strategy, U.S. Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, will be the “yes man” who makes it happen.

If Pete Sessions pulls this stunt and writes a trick rule to fund Obamacare, we will actively recruit and support a conservative primary challenger against him next year through our House Conservatives Project.

We can’t sit back and let wishy-washy Republicans like Pete Sessions destroy our freedoms.

Please make your voices heard today by calling the representatives listed above. We can win this battle, but we must fight.

Thank you for standing strong for freedom.

Best regards,

Matt Hoskins
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund

Written by
Data Journalism Editor

Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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