Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3136, February 2nd, 2016



The House today failed to override President Obama's veto of a bill that would have repealed key provisions of Obamacare. Plus it could not strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood
The 241-186 vote to override the veto fell short of the two-thirds needed, ensuring that the Affordable Care Act will remain in place at least through the final year of Obama's term. Republican leaders, who have been criticized by Democrats for failing to come up with an alternative to Obamacare, said they plan to craft a replacement plan this year as a kind of preview for what they hope to do in the next Congress.
But they have to win next time. Believe me if a Republican President is elected, every single good things for the middle class will be thrown out.
By the way, this is the Republicans 63rd attempt to try and get rid of The Affordable Care Act, a law upheld by Republican appointees on the U.S. Supreme Court. (USA Today, LuLac)

The late Tom Tigue, circa 1980. (Photo: Times Tribune).
Former State Representative Tom Tigue passed away the other day after a long illness at the age of 70. Tigue succeeded Ray Musto after Musto won the nomination for Congress in 1980 after winning a Special Election earlier. Tigue served 12 terms in the State House.
He is a 1964 graduate of St. John's High School and earned a degree in government from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1968. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War, earning a Silver Star. He served 27 years in the Marine Corps Reserve.
Tigue was always willing to give speeches to groups around his district when he was home from Harrisburg. He was Toastmaster at a few events I athletic events I spoke at during my time as a Sports Columnist with the Dispatch. He had a ready smile and hand shake and was a mainstay in both Harrisburg and Luzerne County politics. Tigue was elected at a time when young Representatives like Kevin Blaum and Gaynor Cawley were chosen to lead their generation in the State Capitol.
Now sadly that generation is in its sunset.


Congressman Lou Bareletta. (Photo: LuLac archives).
“It has been an honor and privilege to represent the people of Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District,” Barletta said. “While I have made significant progress on a number of important issues, including fighting against illegal immigration, strengthening our national security, and saving taxpayer dollars, it’s clear that there is still work to be done. I respectfully ask my friends and neighbors for their support so that I can continue to fight for these and other commonsense policies that will strengthen our communities and this great nation.”
Barletta remains a leading voice nationally on combatting illegal immigration. In 2015, he took a number of steps to fix our immigration system, including sponsoring legislation to block President Obama’s executive amnesty plan, defund sanctuary cities, and increase the penalty for overstaying a visa.
“I have fought for more than a decade to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into our country,” Barletta said. “This is an issue that affects our national security and many American jobs. I will continue to stand up for American workers by opposing any attempt to grant amnesty to illegal aliens.”
Last year, Barletta was appointed to serve on the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, where he is responsible for overseeing federal efforts to secure the homeland. In light of terror attacks in San Bernardino and Paris and ISIS’ claim that it would use the refugee program to enter the United States, Barletta co-sponsored legislation to temporarily halt the refugee program by cutting off funding for any resettlement activity until stronger safeguards are implemented.
“National security is one of the most pressing issues facing our nation today,” Barletta said. “I’m proud of my work to help strengthen our defenses against terrorists and protect the American people. This is certainly an issue I look forward to focusing on in the year ahead.”
As Chairman of the Subcommittee for Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management of the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Barletta has saved taxpayers nearly $3 billion by reducing the federal real estate footprint.
“As a former small business owner and mayor, I always look for innovative ways to solve problems and reduce government waste,” Barletta said. “More federal leases are set to expire soon, and I’m excited to save taxpayers even more money by continuing to change our approach to government office space.” (Barletta Press office).


At 7:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama's vetos are over-ride proof. Not really news
Hoping one day this abomination falls my the wayside.
Carried my own insurance for years. The new plans are so expensive, and deductibles are so high, that I no longer can afford post surgery services, and the second surgery that is required.
Worst thing that ever happened for the middle class.
Honestly, with the expenses so high, I probably won't make the year.


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