H.R. 4114 was passed on the House Floor. It gives benefits to insurance companies and makes a fix to Obamacare. LLPH opposes most fixes to Obamacare especially special handouts to select groups. The bill is supposedly “To clarify the treatment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of health plans in which expatriates are the primary enrollees, and for other purposes.”
Madison Project stated:
What we are starting to see from GOP leadership is a pattern of only attacking those portions of Obamacare that the lobbyists for big business or the healthcare industry oppose, even though these same people have lobbied for the broader law. The House plans to re-introduce the bill that would bailout Cigna – a supporter of Obamacare – from one aspect of the law that adversely affects them.
The irony is that while GOP leaders like Boehner and McMorris Rodgers are surrendering on Obamacare, they are vehemently pushing for amnesty and open borders.
H.R. 627 is “To provide for the issuance of coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service, and for other purposes.”
Until the Commemorative Coins Reform Act, by Rep. Justin Amash is passed, LLPH will be giving leadership points for oppositions to these coin bills.
Here’s a report from the Hill on most of these coin bills:
Under the current practice, commemorative coins can be authorized by Congress in legislation that usually allows a surcharge to be assessed on each coin. Money raised through that surcharge benefits the group that is being commemorated by the coin.
LLPH opposed these bills and provided 1 leadership point to members who voted no on these bills.
Here are the roll calls:
H.R. 4114 (#182): http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll182.xml (17 GOPers voted no)
H.R. 627 (#183): http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll183.xml (13 GOPers voted no)