Worley opposes the Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson repeal bill

September 20, 2017

 By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the Alabama Democratic Party released a statement in which they said that, “The Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson bill would sabotage our health care system, gut Medicaid, increase costs, and strip health care away from millions of Americans.”

“Democrats believe health care is a right, not a privilege,” Nancy Worley, chairwoman of the Alabama Democratic Party, said in a statement. “And as Republicans try to take health care away from working families, Alabamians will suffer under the Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson bill.  This harmful bill will end Medicaid as we know it, cancel tax credits that help families afford health insurance, and eliminate subsidies that reduce out-of-pocket costs for working families. Republicans need to listen to the Alabamians they represent and join Democrats in their efforts to improve our health care system.”

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US Rep. Byrne on budget passage: “The House has now done our job”

September 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, said that, “The House has now done our job,” after voting in the favor of HR3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. The bill, along with the 11 other Senate funding bills, provides funding for the federal government for Fiscal Year 2018.

“The House has now done our job and passed all twelve of the government funding bills before the end of the fiscal year on September 30th,” Bryne, who represents Alabama’s 1st Congressional District, said. “This funding bill reflects the will of the House and makes tough choices regarding funding priorities. From increasing funding for our military to boosting border security to cutting wasteful programs to strengthening life-saving medical research, this bill prioritizes spending to reflect national priorities. While we have finished our work in the House, the Senate has yet to pass a single government funding bill.

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Meadows and Senate Conservatives Fund both endorse Moore

September 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., announced his endorsement of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. This followed a day in which Moore was endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund.

Meadows said in a statement: “I am proud to endorse Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate. The people of Alabama are seeing millions of dollars in false advertising flow into their state.  From what I know about the people of Alabama, their vote is NOT for sale. They want a strong man–a principled conservative–to send a clear message to Washington, D.C. … that his vote can’t be bought either. I look forward to working with him to advance conservative principles by repealing ObamaCare, passing real tax reform and securing our borders.”

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Senator Phil Williams endorses Roy Moore

August 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Alabama State Senator Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City, announced that he has endorsed Judge Roy Moore (R) for U.S. Senate.

Sen. Williams said in a statement, “Judge Roy Moore has served our nation on the front-lines in Vietnam and the people of Alabama with integrity and honor as a two-time Chief Justice. The Judge has been a stalwart defender of the United States Constitution in the face of liberal activist judges and has put principle before personal or political gain time and time again. It is this track record that uniquely qualifies him to fill the Senate seat of Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C.”

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US Rep. Mike Rogers holds Town Hall meetings

August 17, 2017

By Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 12, 2017, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) held a Town Hall meeting Thursday morning at the Southern Union campus in Opelika and another on Thursday afternoon at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford. Attendance was estimated at about 200 at both events.

US Representative Mike Rogers said on social media afterward, “Since the media won’t do it, I was glad I had the opportunity to discuss firsthand how I strongly support President Trump’s America’s First agenda.”

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Brooks campaigns in Moody

August 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 4, 2017, US Representative and Senate Candidate Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) met with the St. Clair County Republican Executive Committee at Carpenetti’s Pizza in Moody.

Rep. Brooks said that he has just gotten the endorsement, along with Roy Moore, of Gun Owners of America.  Brooks said that more and more conservative groups are starting to figure out that this guy (Luther Strange) is not a principled conservative.
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Gun Owners of America endorse Roy Moore and Mo Brooks

August 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 4, 2017, the Gun Owners of America (GOA) announced their endorsement of former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore (R), as well as Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) in the race for US Senate.

The Chairman of GOA, Tim Macy said in a statement, “Judge Moore has long been an articulate, and uncompromising, champion for gun rights.”

Moore campaign chairman Bill Armistead said, “Having the support of Gun Owners of America and the 1.5 million members and activists they represent is just the latest example of the conservative grassroots coming together to support Judge Moore.”

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Senate Candidates face off in Pelham Republican Candidates’ Forum

August 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 4, 2017, the Republican Senate Candidate’s Forum was held in Pelham.  The event was sponsored by the Shelby County Republican Party and was moderated by Birmingham area radio host Michael Hart (101.1 FM WYDE).  Shelby County GOP Chair Joan Reynolds thanked all the candidates for attending.

Dr. James Beretta is a doctor, is married, has four children and lives in Indian Springs: “I have a healthcare plan that will work and can be implemented after the Healthcare law (Obamacare) is repealed.  The repeal of McCarren Ferguson will allow interstate commerce in the healthcare insurance market.  I have served as a physician for the veterans and active military since 1986 working with the VA here (Beretta attended law school).  “I am a great team player…I went to Catholic College.”
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US Representative Terri Sewell addresses group in Birmingham Town Hall

August 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, US Representative Terri Sewell (R-Selma) addressed a town hall in Birmingham hosted by State Representative Rolanda Hollis (D-Birmingham) about Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010) and other issues facing  the Federal government.  The town hall was held in Birmingham’s Guiding Light Church on John Rogers Drive.  About 70 citizens were on hand to hear Sewell and the other participants on the panel on government. 
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Moore and Brooks share stage at Tea Party Forum in Wetumpka

August 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 31, 2013, the Wetumpka Tea Party held what they billed as a top three Republican candidates forum.  Based on polling that has been made public, they invited only the top three candidates out of the Republican field of nine: former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, Congressman Mo Brooks, and US Senator Luther Strange.

Wetumpka Tea Party founder and President Becky Gerritson said that Strange has a Senate confirmation vote Monday night, so only Moore and Brooks were actually on stage.
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