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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Communications • February 4, 2015

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29 days. 11 veto threats.

That’s quite a start for a White House which says, “We’d love to work with Republicans.”

Despite issuing just two vetoes in his first six years of office, President Obama has suddenly led the party of”No” in Washington, D.C. We hope he’ll change his mind.

Contrary to the President’s unequivocal commitment to veto our common-sense legislation, America’s New Congress has been off to an extremely productive start. In less than a month, the Republican-led House has passed 31 bills, and the Republican-led Senate has allowed more votes on amendments than Harry Reid’s Senate allowed in all of 2014.

And we can’t stop, won’t stop.

Below is a  list of President Obama’s 11 veto threats. That’s 11 times he will say “no” to common-sense solutions that will empower people, not Washington.

H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act of 2015 – repeals the 30-hour definition of full time employee in the Affordable Care Act for purposes of the employer mandate and replaces it with a 40-hour definition for full time employee.

H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act – a bill to approve construction of the job-creating, shovel-ready Keystone XL Pipeline.

H.R. 37, the Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act – includes several measures to make it easier for small businesses to access capital, reduce regulatory burdens, and create new jobs.

H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015 – requires federal bureaucrats to adopt the least costly method to effectively implement the law.

H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 – provides funding for DHS, secures our homeland and our borders, and stops the President’s unilateral actions to shield 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation.

H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – prohibits abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.

H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act – expedites the federal review process for applications for natural gas pipeline certificates by imposing deadlines on involved agencies.

H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act – prohibits federal funding for abortions.

H.R. 596, to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes – repeals the President’s failed, top-down health care law and charts a new path forward.

H.R. 527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015 – requires federal agencies to assess better the impacts of their regulations on small businesses and look for ways to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens.

H.R. 50, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act – sheds light on how federal policies impact the budgets of state and local governments and private sector employers.

 

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