Chad’s Morning Brief: LIVE Broadcast Today From Cisco Equipment, The Latest in the Battle Over Funding Obamacare, & Other Top Stories
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of September 20, 2013. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.
LIVE From Cisco Equipment Today
Today I get to do something that I love. I get to leave the studio and broadcast on the road where I get to meet you, the listeners!
Today The Chad Hasty Show will be broadcasting from Cisco Equipment which is located at 2707 Slaton HWY. Just take 84 like you are heading out of Lubbock and Cisco will be on your left. Look for the big billboard that says Cisco Equipment. I will have tickets to this Saturday's Texas Tech Football game and more to give away. Plus the traveling 2nd mic will be set-up so you can talk about the issues that matter to you.
Come say hello today from 8:30-11am as we broadcast from Cisco Equipment!
House Expected to Pass Defund Obamacare Bill Today
Speaker John Boehner decided to do the right thing and allow a vote on a bill that would defund Obamacare. Today, the House is expected to pass the bill. The fight is far from over though. According to the Daily Caller, Boehner expects the bill to pass and then move to the Senate.
John Boehner on Thursday predicted a “big victory in the House” when lawmakers on Friday vote to continue funding the government while simultaneously defunding President Obama’s unpopular health-care law.
“We’ll pass a plan to protect the American people from the president’s health care law, while keeping the rest of government up and running,” Boehner said at a Capitol news conference. “When it comes to the health care law, the debate in the House has been settled. I think our position is very clear: The law is a train wreck, and it’s going to raise costs, it’s destroying American jobs — and it must go.”
After that House “victory,” Boehner said, “this fight will move over to the Senate – where it belongs.”
“I expect my Senate colleagues to be up for the battle,” he said.
Because Democrats have a majority in the Senate and control the White House, the legislation is not expected to go much farther.
The plan Republicans will vote on Friday, according to Boehner, would lock “sequester savings in” while defunding Obamacare. It would fund the government until the end of the year.
Over in the Senate, a number of conservative legislators — namely Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida — have been arguing for a continuing resolution that funds the government but defunds Obamacare.
Boehner and the House GOP leadership had favored another approach to passing a continuing resolution, but were unable to get rank-and-file Republicans to get behind that.
Now we wait to see what happens. Senator John McCain is already telling people that it's not rational to think that Obamacare will be defunded. Wouldn't it be nice if John McCain would stand up and fight instead of giving up?
On the flip side, Senator Ted Cruz has entertained the idea of a filibuster in order to make sure Obamacare isn't funded.
What do you think will happen?
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