[NOTE: Edited to include the name of the sponsor of each bill.]
Here’s a snapshot of what we have to look forward to this year from the Republicans. As of this writing, just over 200 bills have been submitted in Congress. Here are some of the most odious ones.
H.R. 2 (Eric Cantor)- Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act – Repeals the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H.R. 21 (Scott Garrett) – Reclaiming Individual Liberty Act – Repeals the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
H.R. 38 (John Fleming) – Defunds the Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund under the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H.R. 39 (Don Young) – Polar Bear Delisting Act – Delists polar bears as a “threatened species”.
H.R. 42 (Darrell Issa) – Health Care Incentive Act – Allows employers to count health care benefits when determining wages of minimum wage workers.
H.R. 49 (Don Young) – Expands oil and gas drilling in the Coastal Plain of Alaska.
H.R. 68 (Doug Lamborn) – To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2013 – Self-explanatory.
H.R. 87 (Michele Bachmann) – To repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – Repeals Wall Street reform.
H.R. 91 (Joe Barton) – To repeal certain amendments to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act with respect to lighting energy efficiency – Self-explanatory.
H.R.97 (Marsha Blackburn) – To amend the Clean Air Act to provide that greenhouse gases are not subject to the Act, and for other purposes – Self-explanatory.
H.R. 105 (Dan Burton) – To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related health-care provisions and to enact in its place incentives to encourage health insurance coverage, and for other purposes – Self-explanatory.
H.R. 118 (John Fleming) – To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to permit a State to elect not to establish an American Health Benefit Exchange – Self-explanatory.
H.R. 127 (Tom Graves) – To deauthorize appropriation of funds to carry out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 – Defunds the PPACA.
H.R. 140 (Steve King) – To amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth – This is Pete King’s bill. The text is not yet available but I assume this would disallow children of undocumented immigrants from being U.S. citizens even if they were born in the U.S.
H.R. 141 (Steve King) – To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 – Self-explanatory.
H.R. 145 (Connie Mack) – To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) and related health-care provisions – Self-explanatory.
H.R. 199 (Shelley Moore Capito) – To suspend, during the 2-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, any Environmental Protection Agency action under the Clean Air Act with respect to carbon dioxide or methane pursuant to certain proceedings, other than with respect to motor vehicle emissions, and for other purposes.
No less than six bills to repeal all or some of the new health insurance reform law. Another to repeal Wall Street reform. And large steps backwards in all other cases. All put forth by Republicans.
Good times, kids. Good times.
I’m just sayin’…