Cloakroom: Full Repeal Edition

House Cloakroom: May 13 – May 17

Analysis: This week, the House of Representatives will reaffirm its commitment to repealing Obamacare in its entirety. Obamacare has already restricted hiring, seen one of its coverage provisions fail, and is expanding an ineffective Medicaid program. This law has even drawn criticism from prominent Democrats. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has admitted Obamacare will actually increase health care costs, the opposite of what the bill was intended to do. Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) foresees a “train wreck coming” as this bill is implemented. This terrible law must be repealed.

Major Floor Action:

  • HR 45 – Full Repeal of Obamacare

Major Committee Action:

  • The House Agriculture Committee will hold a markup of the Farm Bill.
  • The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on “Too Big to Fail” and the Dodd–Frank Act.
  • The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs will hold a hearing on the 2008 Lacey Act Amendments.
  • The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation will hold a hearing on reviewing the FAA Modernization and Reform Act.

Senate Cloakroom: May 13 – May 17

Analysis: This week, the Senate will continue its work on the Water Resources Development Act. As mentioned last week, The Heritage Foundation documents the problems with the bill here.

Major Floor Action:

  • S 601 – Water Resources Development Act

Major Committee Action:

Source material can be found at this site.

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