Editor: If we had a “Constitutional” Congress they would act on these Constitutional facts:
The House may DEFUND anything on it’s own;
If the Senate Does not pass an amendment to a House budget the House Budget STANDS;
Budgets are NOT subject to Presidential Veto as they are NOT LAW;
The “POWER OF THE PURSE” was given to the U.S. House because they are, at least supposed to be, closest to the people.
Unconstitutional “rules” of the House and Senate do not overrule the Constitution.
America’s long-simmering revolt against Obamacare will move into a new phase Tuesday as the Republican-led Congress is poised to take action to fulfill its 2010 pledge to repeal and replace the controversial health care law.
“We owe it to the American people to take our best shot at repealing Obamacare, and that’s what we’ll do,” Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., said Saturday. “As a result, President Obama will soon have a choice: Does he support the people and women’s health, or does he support Washington mandates and tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood?”
“We were sent to Congress to fight for the American people. They do not want their healthcare dictated to them by Washington. And they don’t want their tax dollars going to abortion providers,” she said. “We have taken many votes to preserve health care choices and protect precious tax dollars in the House. If the president didn’t hear the people’s voices earlier, hopefully, he will through this bill. It will go directly to his desk by way of the reconciliation process, which avoids obstruction by Senate Democrats.”
Despite a foreseen veto from President Obama that would block any repeal or replacement of Obamacare, Congress is setting the stage to contrast the Republican vision for health care with that of the current Democrat president. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has promised to unveil a bill that will replace Obamacare.
The mechanics of the Obamacare vote are part of a budget reconciliation process that allows Republicans to evade Senate filibustering that could delay any proposal indefinitely.
That process started last month, when the House quietly shipped the Senate a dual reconciliation bill that repealed Obamacare and de-funded Planned Parenthood. The Senate passed its version of the bill, setting up the need to reconcile the two bills.
The House may act as soon as Tuesday to vote on the Senate-amended reconciliation budget, which then goes to Obama’s desk for an expected veto.
“You’re going to see us put a bill on the president’s desk going after Obamacare and Planned Parenthood so we’ll finally get a bill on his desk to veto,” Ryan said.
h/t: Fox News