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Who voted for the House short-term budget plan? (RINO Scott Rigell Va. voted NO)
Wash Post ^ | 9/20/13 | Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 09/20/2013 9:34:13 AM PDT by jimbo123

The House passed a short-term spending plan Friday morning that would continue funding government operations through mid-December and withhold funding for President Obama’s signature health-care law, the opening act in what promises to be a several-act drama over how to pay for government operations and raise the federal debt limit.

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Which Republican voted against the budget plan?: Rep. Scott Rigell (Va.)

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: defundobamacarevote; nomorerinos; primaryrigell; primarytherinos; rigell

1 posted on 09/20/2013 9:34:13 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Is he being primaried yet?


2 posted on 09/20/2013 9:35:35 AM PDT by grania
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To: jimbo123

Uber Big Government Republican?

His wife a K Street lobbyist or high-paid adviser to ObummerCare insurance pools?

?


3 posted on 09/20/2013 9:36:21 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: jimbo123

Thanks, Jimbo.

This guy is sort of a mixed picture re his voting patterns:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Rigell

This appears to be a classic Cui Bono mystery.

Maybe someone who really knows this guy can help us.


4 posted on 09/20/2013 9:42:54 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: jimbo123

By Voting NO, the RINO just made the Bill Bipartisan, unlike the original Vote for Obamacare.

Kudos to him. /s


5 posted on 09/20/2013 9:44:07 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Democrats = Communists. RINO Republicans = Communist Sympathizers.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

He’s likely in a suburban DC district where people are getting very, very rich off of contracts to try and implement Obamacare.


6 posted on 09/20/2013 9:48:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimbo123
Here's a Press Release from his office, just two weeks ago. He called for Defunding! Odd.

Washington – Congressman Scott Rigell recently asked House Republican leadership to use ‘the power of the purse’ to defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as part of appropriations work in September. Rigell also announced his support of H.R. 2682, the Defund Obamacare Act of 2013.

In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Rigell said: “This fall, Congress has the opportunity to exert its influence and include language in our appropriations bills to defund the Affordable Care Act. I agree with dozens of my colleagues who recently signed onto a letter recommending this and believe that action is needed to spare America from mandatory government-run health care.”

Rigell pointed out the devastating, but not unexpected, impact the law is having on employers, some of whom are beginning to drop coverage for employees’ family members. Last month both the University of Virginia and UPS announced changes to their employee coverage plans because of the health care law.

“Businesses are reeling with the costs and uncertainty presented by the Affordable Care Act,” said Rigell. “This is hurting American families in my district and across the country.”

Labor unions have also expressed opposition to the health care overhaul recently. The Teamsters, United Food and Commercial International Union, and UNITE-HERE shared this sentiment in a letter to Democratic Leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi: “On behalf of the millions of working men and women we represent and the families they support, we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.”

Rigell has been a vocal opponent of the health care law and has voted to repeal it more than 30 times, advocating instead for a more patient-focused solution that reins in medical costs, such as H.R. 2300, the Empowering Patients First Act. When Congress returns in September, he will formally co-sponsor H.R. 2682, the Defund Obamacare Act of 2013, introduced by Georgia Representative Tom Graves.

7 posted on 09/20/2013 9:49:36 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: jimbo123

What he says:
http://rigell.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=J7MT4VCVSSWRKLANXKEBYLZI2Q

“...“This CR fails to address the sequester that is negatively impacting those who wear our nation’s uniform and is the result of Congress’ inability to pass the 12 appropriations bills necessary to properly fund the government on time. What is needed is a comprehensive solution to our nation’s fiscal challenges, including a replacement for sequestration,” said Rigell.

Rigell noted that he appreciated leadership’s effort to defund the health care law as part of the appropriations process and agrees it should be defunded. He has voted in the past to repeal the law, advocating instead for a more patient-focused solution that reins-in medical costs, including H.R. 2300, the Empowering Patients First Act, of which he is a cosponsor. He is also a co-sponsor of H.R. 2682, the Defund Obamacare Act of 2013, introduced by Representative Tom Graves (GA-14).”

Has a military hravy district so he may be especially leary of a shutdown.
Usually a fairly conservative vote.


8 posted on 09/20/2013 9:50:11 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: jimbo123

Guess who needs to be replaced in the next election.


9 posted on 09/20/2013 9:50:30 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: jimbo123

Every Republican should have voted for defunding. At least this keeps dems from sending out their spinners to complain that not one Republican voted against.


10 posted on 09/20/2013 9:53:12 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: jimbo123

Scott Rigell did not vote against this because of the Obamacare funding.

He voted against (and was likely given permission to since the vote was won anyway) because he has been on a mission to stop this “Continuing Resolution” nonsense. ]

He opposes using CRs to fund government, and wanted to tie this CR to a requirement to actually pass the real appropriations bills in December.

Remember that we are supposed to have 13 appropriations bills, all passed by September 30th. Instead, we have NONE passed, so we need this stupid “CR” to fund things until we get around to passing the actual funding bills.

Rigell’s statement: “The upcoming continuing resolution vote, set for Friday, is a perfect legislative vehicle to advance our shared goal of returning to regular order.”

Rigell was pushing a resolution to bar Congress from taking off more than five days at a time until the 12 appropriations bills are passed, calling it the “Govern Before Going Home” resolution.

From another news article: “Rep. Scott Rigell, a Virginia Beach Republican, said he will vote for Boehner’s bill - but only if it includes a new House rule intended to avoid eleventh-hour budget crises.”

He supported the move to defund Obamacare. I don’t care if people want to primary him anyway for any reason they care to push, but it seems unfair to attack him for the wrong reason.


11 posted on 09/20/2013 10:22:19 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: mrsmith
“This CR fails to address the sequester that is negatively
impacting those who wear our nation’s uniform and is the
result of Congress’ inability to pass the 12 appropriations
bills necessary to properly fund the government on time.

What is needed is a comprehensive solution to our nation’s
fiscal challenges, including a replacement for sequestration,” said Rigell.

so..he voted for 0'Butplug's "signature P.O.$." / job killing legislation...
b/c of sequestration
; he's a two-timing political twit, trying to have it both ways
skunks, armadillos, raccoons & possums are usually killed running / feeding in the middle of
the road...politically speaking, he's in hot water

12 posted on 09/20/2013 10:23:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

And as others have noted, his goal in getting back to regular order is to get the defense appropriation bill to put back the sequester spending, because of the damage it is doing to people and businesses in his district.

He’s not the perfect conservative, but he’s pretty reliable, and the area he represents is subject to a democratic challenge.


13 posted on 09/20/2013 10:25:03 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

BS excuse. He doesn’t want a shutdown because he lives on the government teat.


14 posted on 09/20/2013 10:25:05 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

He definitely does not want a shutdown, because his entire district “lives on the government teat”, being a heavy military district. But I don’t think those supporting the shutdown really see funding our military as the problem.

In a shutdown, Obama is likely because he’s a partisan hack to make sure that ALL the pain is suffered in the military, while Obamacare gets fully funded as “emergency spending”.


15 posted on 09/20/2013 10:27:00 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

She should have got with the program and voted with the rest of his party. You can’t say he’s the only one who has the problem with CRs. BS excuse and he should be primaried.


16 posted on 09/20/2013 10:29:21 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: CharlesWayneCT; mrsmith; All
because he has been on a mission to stop this
“Continuing Resolution” nonsense. ]

He opposes using CRs to fund government,
and wanted to tie this CR to a requirement
to actually pass the real appropriations bills in December.

Ahh...Clarity please disregard my previous post...

17 posted on 09/20/2013 10:31:01 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

even if repealed no employer is going to offer any health insurance due to toxic politicians.


18 posted on 09/20/2013 10:31:18 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Nope, he’s from Va Beach, VA in the southeast of Virginia...
During elections, he SWEARS he’s conservative. This ought to put the last nail in his political coffin. Va, Bch used to be conservative. The Mayor there just endorsed slime ball McAwful for gov.


19 posted on 09/20/2013 11:35:32 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: mrsmith

Randy Forbes, my guy, has a ton of interest in military spending as he represents part of the same area.
He voted for the bill.....Rigell is a RINO, pure and simple.


20 posted on 09/20/2013 11:37:45 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Also, recently, some gun rights organizations have run ads against him because of his votes (I think) and rumor has it (haven’t verified it but have heard it) he has donated to Obozo....just throwing it out there.


21 posted on 09/20/2013 11:41:06 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac
It's true, he donated money to Obama in March of 2008, during the democratic primary (BTW, he didn't run for Congress until 2010). He really didn't want Hillary Clinton to win the primary in Virginia.

"The only alternative on the Democratic side was Senator Obama. Yes, I was moved by his rhetoric and by the prospect of seeing a minority rise to the highest office in our land. If we were to end up with a Democrat president I wanted that person to be Obama, not Clinton; I was not indifferent to the two possible outcomes."

I don't endorse that view -- I was hoping Hillary would win (I always thought that, if a democrat was going to be President, we'd be better off with Hillary than Obama).

But I would never give money to either candidate, nor did I participate in the democratic primary.

BTW, the stories with attacks on his donation are all from the democrats trying to get his base to turn on him in the 2010 election cycle.

He also gave money to another democrat in a house race against Randy Forbes, which nobody seems to care to ask him to explain, again before he decided to run for congress.

I don't think of him as being the most conservative guy around, but he did win back a house seat from the democrats.

On guns, Rigell appears to be willing to consider universal background checks, but hasn't done anything specifically to push any such agenda, and the one big attack against him had no basis in fact.

All his votes and positions look pretty good to me on the gun issue. I can't say I've followed him in detail. Here's a list from the "On the Issues" folks:

Scott Rigell on Gun Control

22 posted on 09/20/2013 12:08:43 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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