Legislative Update for March 23, 2012

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March 23 marked two years since President Obama took aim at American health care. CWA has been diligently working to shed light on the problems that accompany this health care law, commonly known as ObamaCare. Throughout the week, CWA addressed different concerns within ObamaCare, featuring the effects ObamaCare has on seniors, women, kids/young adults, and the costs it places on Americans.

Also, the house voted on an important bill to toss out part of ObamaCare. The Independent Advisory Board (IPAB) would undoubtedly lead to health care rationing, especially among seniors. The house passed this repeal bill by a vote of 223 to 181.Click here to read CWAs statement on the vote, and click here for the roll call results.

Take Action Now:

1.Call your representative and urge them to consistently support legislation that would repeal ObamaCare like the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act. Click here to find your representatives contact information.

2.Call and thank your representative if they voted in support of repealing IPAB or H.R 5 (Protecting Access to Healthcare Act). Click here to find your representatives contact information or here to see their voting results.

CWA was also busy this week lobbying the senate on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA).

VAWA in a nutshell: The Violence Against Women Act was first enacted in 1994 under the Clinton Administration and reauthorized in 2000 and 2005.It has since morphed into a series of ridged and ineffective law enforcement programs that continue to waste approximately $400 million each year. VAWA often encourages the demise of the family as a means to eliminate violence.This current legislation uses overly broad definitions of domestic violence. Click here to read CWAs VAWA talking points.

Take Action Now:

Call your senator and urge them to vote against VAWA should it come to the floor. Click here to find your senators contact information.