Skip to comments.House session to fade away
Posted on 10/28/2013 1:32:18 PM PDT by cotton1706
Politico reports that the House Republican leadership is struggling to come up with an agenda to fill the 19 legislative days that are left in 2013. The House will finish its work week on Wednesday. After that, it is out of session until November 12. Moreover, Speaker Boehner reportedly is thinking about canceling some of the remaining session days.
I consider this good news. For one thing, it confirms that immigration reform is virtually dead this session. More broadly, theres nothing of consequence the House can pass that the Senate will embrace. All things considered, then, out-of-sight, out-of-mind seems like a good strategy for the House right now.
One non-legislative agenda item for House Republicans and their staffers (and others in Congress) is signing up for health insurance:
On Monday, House GOP chiefs of staff are meeting with leadership and the House Administration Committee on how members and staff will handle enrollment in the health care exchanges mandated under ACA. Boehner and House Republicans unsuccessfully pushed legislation that would end the governments employer contribution to health care for lawmakers and aides. Now that they have to sign up, House Republicans face numerous questions on how to do so and who is covered.
If the experiences of House members and their staffs are anything like those of ordinary Americans, this venture should help fill a chunk of the remaining session time.
Every day the Congress is out of session should be a national holiday.
Good move..keeps Obummercare in spotlight.
I was at first frustrated GOP wasn’t out there screaming about cancelled policies, higher deductabiles etc..but media would spin it anyway so better to keep quiet & let this POS burn on its own.
Bammy doesn’t need Congress to pass any laws anyway.
Looks like Boner is going to pass some amnesty bills and then get the hell out of town.
Seriously, we’re paying these fine folk $174,000 and more to cancel sessions and take a vacation until next year?
No surprise here.
“Seriously, were paying these fine folk $174,000 and more to cancel sessions and take a vacation until next year?”
My God, man! Think about what you’re saying! If we could send these turkeys on permanent vacation forever, it would be the bargain of the century at three times the cost!
and what about action on:
Fast and Furious
and all the other loose strings??
The recent cave by the GOP is why Obamacare is still out there.
To see them criticize it afterward would make me madder than I am already.
The longer the Congress is out of session the better it is for America.
Besides, if we need any new laws while they are out Obama can make them. No that’s not sarcasm that’s fact.
I’m with Rush Limbaugh. I like a Congress that never meets. It just means they won’t be passing some idiotic legislation.