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Alabama House Passes EF Agenda Items

Yesterday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed two important items on Eagle Form’s legislative agenda.  The first was a tough, Arizona-style immigration law by a vote of 73-28.  Among other things, Rep. Micky Hammon’s HB56 will give state and local police the power to check the immigration status of people who are held for other violations […]

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Coming Up This Week In The Alabama Legislature

On the House side:  The House is set to re-vote on the Obamacare Opt Out legislation.  Several Republicans were absent last Thursday, and it did not pass.  I’m told they have the votes to get it through this week. On the Senate side:  The Senate may take up Sen. Beason’s immigration reform legislation in committee […]

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Obamacare Opt Out Fails In Alabama House

The Alabama House of Representatives took up legislation this afternoon that would have preserved the freedom of Alabama citizens to make decisions about and provide for their own health care regardless of federal mandates. Sponsored by Rep. Blaine Galliher, HB60 failed by a vote of 59-28. 8 Republicans voted “P”.  P indicates that they did […]

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Calls To House Health Committee Needed

The House Health Committee will meet on Wednesday morning at 9:00am and will consider the Health Care Rights of Conscience Act (HB178).  This legislation gives health care providers, institutions and payers the right to decline to perform services that violate their consciences.  Eagle Forum urges Health Committee members to support this legislation. House Health Committee […]

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Second Federal Judge Rules Obamacare is Unconstitutional

You would think the Obama administration might get the message, but they still plan to appeal the decision.  This ruling was particularly significant because more than half of the states were plaintiffs in the matter. A federal judge in Florida struck down President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare overhaul as unconstitutional on Monday in the biggest […]

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What is the Significance of the Health Care Repeal Vote?

Update:  Phyllis Schlafly has also written a good piece on the subject. Matthew Continetti has a great article in the Weekly Standard explaining the significance of the vote to repeal Obamacare. Something remarkable happened in Washington last week, and too few people in the media and politics appreciate it. The House of Representatives voted to […]

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House Leaders Must Keep Their Promise To Repeal Obamacare

Wednesday, January 19th marks the one-year anniversary of the Special Election in which Scott Brown was elected to the U.S. Senate, largely on the promise that he would cast the 41st vote against ObamaCare. As you recall, Harry Reid broke his promise and broke faith with the American people when he used reconciliation, a procedural […]

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Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

Today Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled that the individual mandate to buy health insurance is unconstitutional, saying that it “exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.”  The suit was brought by VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli who argued that the individual mandate was an unconstitutional expansion of the Commerce Clause. The White House dismissed the […]

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Obamacare, the Commerce Clause, and the U.S. Constitution

Peter Suderman has a good article over at Reason on yesterday’s ruling in the Virginia lawsuit challenging Obamacare.  Essentially, the Court said you don’t actually have to be engaged in commerce for your choices to be regulated under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. As he correctly points out, this analysis is a recipe for […]

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Obamacare Causes AARP To Raise Rates

They lobbied for the bill, and now blame it for having to raise employee rates… WASHINGTON – AARP’s endorsement helped secure passage of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Now the seniors’ lobby is telling its employees their insurance costs will rise partly as a result of the law. In an e-mail to employees, AARP says health care […]

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