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Legislative Update for June 29, 2012

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This week the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled on ObamaCare. In one of the most memorable cases in recent history, the Court upheld President Obama’s health care law by a 5-4 decision.

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is outraged by the SCOTUS decision. The Court properly concluded that the individual mandate could not survive under the Commerce Clause or the “Necessary and Proper Clause” of the Constitution, yet the decision upheld the penalty for not obtaining insurance as a “tax,” thus rendering it constitutional.Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Penny Nance and Mario Diaz explain the details of the ruling here. Also, click here to see CWA’s official press statement.

We expect the House will again vote to repeal ObamaCare when it returns on July 11.

Act Now: Call your representative and senators and ask them to repeal President Obama’s health care law.American families need real reform, not a government takeover of our health care system with the biggest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade.Click here to find your representative.

Also, the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress by a vote of 255-67. Seventeen Democrats joined Republicans to hold Holder in contempt. Click here to read why Congress took this drastic measure. 

In the Senate, Sen. Rand Paul (R- Kentucky) attempted to attach a “Life at Conception” amendment to the Flood Insurance bill. This amendment would have declared the unborn to be “persons” under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) filled the amendment tree and would not allow a vote on this important issue.