If your Senators are serving on the Senate Finance Committee, they need to hear from you today!
The Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote within 48 hours on its draft of ObamaCare. The Senate version contains destructive Individual and Corporate Mandates, as well as a version of the competition-killing Public Option.
Because this is a “draft” the committee has not published legislative text, but you can see the draft (262-pages) that will be voted on this week here.
While the bill seems likely to pass the committee, it is not a foregone conclusion. Some important swing votes on the committee are still undecided. Each Senator on this committee must feel immense grassroots pressure today and tomorrow.
Below is a list of Senators on the committee (their contact information is linked). If you see your Senator’s name, call them today! It’s vital you contact them before their vote is cast! Also, contact other members of the committee, especially the committee chairmen and encourage them to vote NO.
Especially let them know you oppose healthcare reform that contains any form of an individual mandate and urge them to vote NO.
CHUCK GRASSLEY, IA
ORRIN G. HATCH, UT
OLYMPIA J. SNOWE, ME
JON KYL, AZ
JIM BUNNING, KY
MIKE CRAPO, ID
PAT ROBERTS, KS
JOHN ENSIGN, NV
MIKE ENZI, WY
JOHN CORNYN, TX
MAX BAUCUS, MT
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, WV
KENT CONRAD, ND
JEFF BINGAMAN, NM
JOHN F. KERRY, MA
BLANCHE L. LINCOLN, AR
RON WYDEN, OR
CHARLES E. SCHUMER, NY
DEBBIE STABENOW, MI
MARIA CANTWELL, WA
BILL NELSON, FL
ROBERT MENENDEZ, NJ
THOMAS CARPER, DE
Finance Committee direct number: 202-224-4515
The reason that this vote is so important is because once the vote passes the committee it will allow the Democrats to use procedural authority to merge the two competing bills together, taking the worst of all competing plans, and bring them Senate floor and force a vote.
Your efforts make a difference. We have come a long way and made this Big Government road to socialism a very tough slog for the Big Government advocates. Think about it. Obama has a super-majority in the Senate. He owns the House. He could pass any piece of legislation he could get his party on board with. Moreover, there are squishy Big Government Republicans on Capitol Hill, too.
So why hasn’t this bill passed yet? Because we, the people, don’t want it and have been very vocal in our opposition. We must keep it up. If we do, we can make a huge difference for our children and our children’s children, for our businesses and our employees and co-workers. Keep fighting.
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