Rep. Graves’ Defund Obamacare Act Gains 100th Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rep. Tom Graves’ (R-Ga,-14) said his Defund Obamacare Act (H.R. 2682) gained its 100thcosponsor today when House Republican Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-Ks.-2) signed onto the bill. 

He said the milestone was reached just 19 days after he and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) launched "a new bi-cameral effort to prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to fund Obamacare."

“Our 100 House co-sponsors are backed by millions of Americans who want relief from Obamacare,” said Rep. Graves. “Families and individuals want to know why they still have to pay for and be punished by the law while businesses and special interests get a break. Congress has the power to right this wrong if we choose not to fund the law. I thank Vice Chair Jenkins and all the other cosponsors of the Defund Obamacare Act for joining what might be the last, best chance to stop the law and lift this burden off the backs of our constituents.” 

“Since I came to Congress, I have repeatedly voted to repeal and defund the president’s health care law,” said Rep. Jenkins. “Since this health care overhaul was forced on us, its price tag has nearly doubled and families and small businesses are paying the price. I am proud to join my colleagues as the 100th cosponsor of this important bill to defund this law for Kansans, and the majority of Americans who disapprove of it, while we work to implement common-sense healthcare solutions.”

The companion legislation in the Senate, introduced by Senator Cruz, has 29 co-sponsors.

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ABERCROMBIE, KIMBERLY M  4114 10TH AVE CHATTANOOGA, 37407  Age at Arrest: 41 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County FUGITIVE (CATOOSA COUNTY GA) --- ANDERSON, BRIAN CHRISTOPHER  299 BRELAND STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37415  Age at Arrest: 26 years old Arresting Agency: East Ridge ... (click for more)

City Council To Consider Policy That Job Applicants Would Not Have To Reveal Criminal Records

The City Council on Tuesday night will consider a policy that city job applicants would not have to reveal their criminal past. Councilman Yusuf Hakeem cited problems those with felony records have in securing employment. The policy would go into effect by the first of the year. The resolution says: WHEREAS, the City of Chattanooga (the "City") is committed ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Can’t ‘Ban The Box’

I know a man who has over 20 former convicts from federal prisons who either work for him or who have retired with their dignity, pride, and self-worth restored. Better yet, I know some of them, men who have done “hard time” in prisons so wretched none of us would dare to go. So on the surface I applaud City Councilman Yusef Hakeem for seeing ways to get formerly incarcerated men ... (click for more)

Alcoa Ends Notre Dame's Season With 42-2 Setback

ALCOA -- It's hard to get past the cold hard facts. Notre Dame's Fighting Irish football team had another outstanding season, but it ended the same way as last year with a semifinal loss to the Alcoa Tornadoes. It wasn't as close as last year's 28-19 defeat as Alcoa gave up a safety in its first possession before scoring 42 straight points, winning for the 10th straight week ... (click for more)

UTC vs Fordham: Battle of Running Backs and QBs

"Fordham's Chase Edmonds is the best running back in the country at the FCS level. We have to contain him and get him on the ground."  -- UTC head coach Russ Huesman     Fordham has the best running back in the FCS nation, a talented quarterback (29 TD passes) and an outstanding linebacker who leads a ball-hawking defense. UTC has an impressive ... (click for more)