Strange said Senate may change House Healthcare Act “a lot”

May 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, May 7, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama) said that the Senate is going to change the American Health Care Act that recently passed out of the US House of Representatives.

Sen. Strange said that in the US Senate, the bill will change and, “Well, it could be a lot. We are now analyzing what the House did.” Sen. Strange called the House bill, “A first step.”
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More fallout from the failure of Trumpcare/Ryancare

March 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, March 24, 2017, the Republican controlled House of Representatives failed to pass the American Health Care Act after promising supporters that political world is still trying to figure out what this means for healthcare and politics moving forward.

US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) supported the bill. On Monday, Congresswoman Roby emailed her constituents, “A lot has happened since I last emailed. You’ve probably been following the House of Representatives’ progress to repeal and replace Obamacare. Last week Republicans had a great opportunity to deliver on a promise we’ve made to the American people for seven years. I’m really disappointed that the American Health Care Act (ACHA) was withdrawn and that I did not have a chance to be a voice for the people I serve.”
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Obamacare repeal and replacement postponed

March 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 23, 2017, the US House of Representatives was supposed to vote on the American Health Care Act to replace the unpopular Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The vote did not happen when it became apparent that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) did not have the votes to pass the legislation, that both he and President Donald J. Trump are urging Congress to pass.
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Brooks to vote against Healthcare plan

March 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 23, 2017, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the House plan to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. No Democrats are expected to vote for the American Health Care Act, so keeping as many Republican votes as possible is essential to passage.

US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) announced on Wednesday, “I will vote against the House GOP healthcare/welfare plan this week because it does not deliver on the promise I made to Alabamians to deliver a clean repeal of Obamacare. Instead, this legislation creates a huge new welfare program. Over the long haul that’s going to result in either higher premiums, higher taxes, or greater deficit and debt that’s going to burden our economy for decades to come.”
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Roby supports American Health Care Act

March 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) voiced her support for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and called on her fellow House conservatives to keep their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

In a speech from the House floor, Congresswoman Roby said “I’ve heard from countless constituents negatively impacted by Obamacare, and in response, I made a promise – the same promise President Trump and every conservative in Congress has made over and over: give us the majority in the House and Senate, give us a Republican in the White House, and we will repeal Obamacare and replace it with reforms that work.
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Palmer votes against American Health Care Act

March 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 16, 2017, US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) was one of three Republicans on the House Budget Committee to vote against the American Health Care Act.

Congressman Gary Palmer issued the following statement: “We have one opportunity to answer the healthcare crisis the American people are facing. In my opinion, the current bill does not answer this crisis. I voted against the American Health Care Act in the Budget Committee because the promises of changes in the future are insufficient. Now that the bill has been reported out of committee, I will continue to work for the changes that are necessary to ensure Medicaid is a viable and affordable program to provide healthcare to the people who need it most. In that regard, I believe block granting Medicaid to the states and requiring work for able-bodied working age adults are essential to achieving this objective. I look forward to working with my colleagues to make these and other improvements to this bill.”
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Rogers re-introduces legislation to leave the United Nations

January 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON, DC—Tuesday, January 2, 2017, US Representative Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) re-introduced his legislation for the United States to leave the United Nations.

On the opening day of the 115th Congress, Rogers stated, “My first act of the new Congress was to reintroduce my bill to end the United States’ involvement in the United Nations.

“I am excited to work with my colleagues in the House of Representatives in the new 115th Congress,” Rogers went on to say. “With President-elect Donald J. Trump coming into office later this month, we have the exciting opportunity to shape an agenda that repeals Obamacare, cuts regulations, provides real tax relief for hard working families, and protects the rights of the unborn.” Read More

The shape of things to come?

December 26, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Several decisions over the next few weeks and months could significantly affect Alabama’s future for generations. Among these are, the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions’ replacement, the Special Supreme Court’s ruling in Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal and the findings of the Montgomery Grand Jury concerning Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley is publicly holding casting-calls to find Sessions’ replacement upon his confirmation as US Attorney General. From a novice State representative to Chief Justice Moore himself, Bentley is parading potential candidates around like beauty pageant contestants. Each day the press publishes an ever-expanding list of hopeful nominees. It seems more like a charade than a selection process. Identifying the next junior Senator from Alabama is serious business, with little in common with the spectacle it now seems to have become. Perhaps, Bentley is using the Senate interviews to line up support for the billion dollar prison bill he plans to push in a special legislative session. Perhaps it is simply to hide his real intentions. With this Governor, the only thing you know for sure is that you don’t know.
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Palmer Says Last Birthday For Palmer Says Last Birthday For CFPB Without Accountability

July 25, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, July 22, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau celebrated its fifth birthday. Congressman Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) and other Republican representatives were not pleased with the anniversary.

US Representative Palmer said, “This should be the last birthday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) celebrates without accountability. For the past five years they have been operating through the use of unappropriated funds from agency imposed fines and fees. Their current budget is $606 million with plans to increase the budget to $636 million next fiscal year. That is way too expensive a birthday gift to give an agency that Congress has never authorized. Congress should make it a top priority to rein in the Federal Government’s overreach of the CFPB and other federal agencies including the IRS and the EPA by passing my bill, the Agency Accountability Act.”
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Palmer Discusses Speaker Changes with Alabama Republican Assembly

November 12, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

gary-palmerOn Monday, November 9, US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) addressed the Alabama Republican Assembly at their annual membership recruitment meeting at Levee’s in Northport.

Congressman Palmer said that we have just witnessed, “Historic changes in the House.”  John Boehner was the first Speaker in the United States House to resign not for a health issue or a scandal.

Rep. Palmer was critical of conservative action groups that, “Have made a boatload of money taking credit for things they have had nothing to do with.”  Palmer said that some groups who fill up our email boxes asking for money are taking credit for toppling former Speaker Boehner (R-Ohio) and preventing Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) from becoming Speaker.  “They didn’t have squat to do with it.”
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