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No Obamacare Repeal – No August Recess For Congress

Back on June 12 we endorsed the House Freedom Caucus call to cancel the traditional congressional August Recess so that the Republican majority could start acting like a majority and pass the agenda that elected President Trump.

Now a group of conservative Republican Senators has joined their House colleagues in demanding that Senate CapitolMajority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan cancel the August Recess.

According to POLITICO, the group was spearheaded by Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, the bloc of 10 senators said the five-week break should be on the table if Republicans don't make progress on repealing Obamacare, passing a budget, averting a government shutdown at the end of September, avoiding a debt default and get to their top priority: Reforming the tax code.

"Our current Senate calendar shows only 33 potential working days remaining before the end of the fiscal year. This does not appear to give us enough time to adequately address the issues that demand immediate attention. Therefore, we respectfully request that you consider truncating, if not completely foregoing, the scheduled August state work period, allowing us more time to complete our work." the senators wrote according to POLITICO’s Burgess Everett.

In addition, to Perdue, the letter is signed by Sens. Steve Daines of Montana, Joni Ernst of Iowa, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Mike Lee of Utah, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Mike Rounds of South Dakota, Luther Strange of Alabama, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Dan Sullivan of Alaska.

"The House Freedom Caucus has taken an official position in support of the House staying in session through the August recess to continue working to accomplish the priorities of the American people," the group said in a statement a month ago.

Rep. Dave Brat, VA-7, noted strong supply-side policies will create economic growth, which is the only way the country can dig out of a fiscal hole.

“You’ve got $20 trillion in debt and then $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities for … young people,” Brat said. “Medicare and Social Security are insolvent in 2034. And [the Congressional Budget Office] … [said] in about 15 or 20 years, all federal revenues will go only to mandatory and entitlement programs—all federal revenues. So, that means there is nothing left for the military, education, transportation, etc. … ”

Congressman and economics professor Dave Brat is right, yet, none of those economic growth policies have even passed the first hurdle in the House, let alone gone to the Senate for its action.

"The stakes are much higher this year. We simply cannot afford to lose any additional time in resolving these issues when tax reform is hanging in the balance. Robust change to our tax code is our single most important economic growth tool, and there is already growing anticipation for us to act," the senators said. "Failure to deliver could have devastating economic consequences."

One of the reasons for cancelling the August recess and working is that the House Freedom Caucus also wants to “go big” on a tax reform package, so for once the interests of our friends in the House Freedom Caucus and a significant block of Senate Republicans line-up.

Failure to deliver could indeed have devastating economic consequences, but it could also have devastating political consequences, especially for the establishment Republicans who seem to be the major stumbling blocks to the agenda of the voters who elected President Trump.

The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, we urge CHQ readers to call their Representative and Senators; tell them to skip the August Recess to repeal and replace Obamacare, pass the Trump budget and put a pro-growth tax reform package on President Trump’s desk.

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Repeal and Replace obamacare No Recess

I congratulate Conservatives Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Tim Scott, Senator Mike Lee, Senator Ben Sasse, Rep. Ron Desantis,abd Rep. Jim Jordan for standing up to no compromise on repealing and replacing Obamacare. It is a disaster for Americans including doctors and small business owners who bear the brunt of
Obamacare which is costing Americans more for the insurance premiums and high taxes. Obamacare and the policies have failed the American people and it must be repealed and replaced now with no compromise from Conservative
Republicans to appease the Democrats nor Establishment Republicans.
Establishment Republicans want a recess to play delayed tactics on the healthcare bill that they promised their constituents would be repealed they must follow through with their words.

Congress members duty

Congress people constitutionally are responsible citizens who leave their occupations, to direct the country's essential duties. They are NOT elected to office to provide for themselves with the country's monies. All the establishment members of both parties have only their own interests at mind. I have always felt that elections would provide the needed term limits, but the stupid electorate (voters) keep sending those leeches back. NO MORE of this bulls***. Wake up people and stop with the nonsense of providing a cushy, profitable employment for all the do-nothing, people who are not willing to serve the country's interests.

Repeal Obamacare , No Recess For Congress

We Conservatives cannot sit idle and let the establishment Republicans and Democrats get their way by not repealing Obamacare ,and passing President Donald J. Trumps economic agenda which includes tax reforms and a balanced budget through Congress.
through the U.S. Congress. Some Republicans are up for 2018 elections and they have to deliver on their promises to their constituents by repealing Obamacare, job growth and securing our borders.
There must be no compromise Obamacare must be repealed and replaced now.
There must be no recess for Congress as Obamacare sits in limbo.
Obamacare is a disaster, cost Americans more for their insurance premiums,
and hurts small businesses and doctors with their medical practices because of high insurance costs and taxes due to Obamacare.
This is a violation of the Constitution and the rights of Americans as citizens of the United States when their Republican Senators and Representatives are not delivering on the promises to their Constituents.