Senator Johnson's Report from Washington, D.C.

Senator Ron Johnson
2013-09-27 13:38:40
Ron Johnson - United States Senator for Wisconsin Johnson Comments on Funding Votes Held Today in the Senate The Senate held four votes Friday afternoon on the House of Representatives� continuing resolution to fund the federal government. The first was on whether to proceed to a vote on the resolution. I voted in favor of allowing a vote to defund Obamacare.�� I oppose Obamacare.� I want to see it repealed and replaced.� That can happen only if the Senate is actually allowed to proceed to final passage of a bill that does so. The second vote was to waive budget �points of order� -- to ignore the fact that the resolution violated current law by exceeding spending caps. I cosponsored an amendment to fix that law-breaking. Majority Leader Harry Reid never even allowed that amendment to get a vote. I voted against letting this violation of the budget law go on. The third vote reinstated funding for Obamacare. I voted no.� Democrats control the U.S. Senate.� Without Democrat votes, defunding efforts failed.� Republican efforts to get five Democrat votes failed. The final vote was on the resolution as amended.� I voted no. Senator Johnson Comments on New Obamacare Glitch The Obama administration announced�Thursday�that its planned insurance exchanges for small businesses won't be ready to accept online applications on�Oct. 1, their opening day. This is just the most recent in a series of Obamacare delays from the White House. � The government has already admitted it cannot yet verify applicants� income for its complicated scheme of subsidies. It delayed its insurance mandates on big businesses because they�re unworkable. We learned last week that its software cannot accurately tell Americans what they�ll pay for coverage. Obama�s union allies are calling for a halt, employers are cutting the hours of thousands of workers, and insurers say premiums will rise sharply. Obamacare is a train wreck. Those aren�t my words. They were spoken by a lawmaker who wrote the plan. They�re the inescapable truth in every new report: This law is not ready for prime time. Americans now see the damage. President Obama and Congress must delay this law�s implementation before Obamacare does irreparable harm to our country. Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours I announced earlier this week that my staff would be available for mobile office hours at the dates and locations listed below. These office hours allow constituents to meet with my staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters. Monday, September 30th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am Cobb Village Office, 501 Benson Street, Cobb, WI 53526 Monday, September 30th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Wyocena Village Hall 119 North Washington Street, Wyocena, WI 53969 Monday, September 30th, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Belleville Village Hall 24 West Main street, Belleville, WI 53508 Monday, September 30th, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wyeville Village Hall 215 Wyeville Avenue, Wyeville, WI 54660 Tuesday, October 1st, 10:00 am - 11:00 am Ashwaubenon Village Hall, Village Board Room 2155 Holmgren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304 Tuesday, October 1st, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm Lena Village Hall, Village Board Room 117 East Main Street, Lena, WI 54139 Tuesday, October 1st, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Crivitz Village Hall, Village Board Room 800 Henriette Avenue, Crivitz WI 54114 Tuesday, October 1st, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Wausaukee Village Hall 428 Harrison Avenue, Wausaukee, 54177 Wednesday, October 2nd, 9:00 am - 10:00 am Poynette Village Hall 106 South Main Street, Poynette, WI 53955 Wednesday, October 2nd, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Shorewood Hills Village Hall 810 Shorewood Boulevard, Shorewood Hills, WI 53705 Wednesday, October 2nd, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Rockdale Village Hall 208 Benton Street, Cambridge, WI 53523 Wednesday, October 2nd, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm La Valle Town Hall 314 Highway 33/58, La Valle, WI 53941 Friday, October 4th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am Dunn County Government Center, Room 112 800 Wilson Avenue, Menomonie, WI 54751 Friday, October 4th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Ellsworth Village Hall, Board Room 130 North Chestnut Street, Ellsworth, WI 54011 Friday, October 4th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Deer Park Library 112 Front Street West, Deer Park, WI 54007
September 27, 2013

Johnson Comments on Funding Votes Held Today in the Senate

The Senate held four votes Friday afternoon on the House of Representatives� continuing resolution to fund the federal government.

The first was on whether to proceed to a vote on the resolution. I voted in favor of allowing a vote to defund Obamacare.   I oppose Obamacare.  I want to see it repealed and replaced.  That can happen only if the Senate is actually allowed to proceed to final passage of a bill that does so.

The second vote was to waive budget �points of order� -- to ignore the fact that the resolution violated current law by exceeding spending caps. I cosponsored an amendment to fix that law-breaking. Majority Leader Harry Reid never even allowed that amendment to get a vote. I voted against letting this violation of the budget law go on.

The third vote reinstated funding for Obamacare. I voted no.  Democrats control the U.S. Senate.  Without Democrat votes, defunding efforts failed.  Republican efforts to get five Democrat votes failed.

The final vote was on the resolution as amended.  I voted no.

Senator Johnson Comments on New Obamacare Glitch

The Obama administration announced Thursday that its planned insurance exchanges for small businesses won't be ready to accept online applications on Oct. 1, their opening day. This is just the most recent in a series of Obamacare delays from the White House.  

The government has already admitted it cannot yet verify applicants� income for its complicated scheme of subsidies. It delayed its insurance mandates on big businesses because they�re unworkable. We learned last week that its software cannot accurately tell Americans what they�ll pay for coverage. Obama�s union allies are calling for a halt, employers are cutting the hours of thousands of workers, and insurers say premiums will rise sharply.

Obamacare is a train wreck. Those aren�t my words. They were spoken by a lawmaker who wrote the plan. They�re the inescapable truth in every new report: This law is not ready for prime time. Americans now see the damage. President Obama and Congress must delay this law�s implementation before Obamacare does irreparable harm to our country.

Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours

I announced earlier this week that my staff would be available for mobile office hours at the dates and locations listed below. These office hours allow constituents to meet with my staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters.

Monday, September 30th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cobb Village Office,
501 Benson Street, Cobb, WI 53526

Monday, September 30th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wyocena Village Hall
119 North Washington Street, Wyocena, WI 53969

Monday, September 30th, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Belleville Village Hall
24 West Main street, Belleville, WI 53508

Monday, September 30th, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wyeville Village Hall
215 Wyeville Avenue, Wyeville, WI 54660

Tuesday, October 1st, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ashwaubenon Village Hall, Village Board Room
2155 Holmgren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304

Tuesday, October 1st, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Lena Village Hall, Village Board Room
117 East Main Street, Lena, WI 54139

Tuesday, October 1st, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Crivitz Village Hall, Village Board Room
800 Henriette Avenue, Crivitz WI 54114

Tuesday, October 1st, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wausaukee Village Hall
428 Harrison Avenue, Wausaukee, 54177

Wednesday, October 2nd, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Poynette Village Hall
106 South Main Street, Poynette, WI 53955

Wednesday, October 2nd, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shorewood Hills Village Hall
810 Shorewood Boulevard, Shorewood Hills, WI 53705

Wednesday, October 2nd, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rockdale Village Hall
208 Benton Street, Cambridge, WI 53523

Wednesday, October 2nd, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
La Valle Town Hall
314 Highway 33/58, La Valle, WI 53941

Friday, October 4th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dunn County Government Center, Room 112
800 Wilson Avenue, Menomonie, WI 54751

Friday, October 4th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ellsworth Village Hall, Board Room
130 North Chestnut Street, Ellsworth, WI 54011

Friday, October 4th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park Library
112 Front Street West, Deer Park, WI 54007

CONTACT INFORMATION

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