Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Religious Freedom & Obamacare - #3694 - Senate Vote to Block HHS Mandate on Religious Organizations Tomorrow - Hot Air (2) Gallup: 72% of All Americans and 56% of Democrats Say Obamacare Mandate Unconstitutional - CNS News

SENATE VOTE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, ON BLUNT AMENDMENT, PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATORS.
Get your dialing fingers ready. Roll Call reports that the Senate will hold a floor vote on an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) to impose a religious-conscience exception to the HHS mandate announced by Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius last month. The bill will come in the form of an amendment to the troubled transportation bill — which either complicates or simplifies the issue for the White House, depending on one’s perspective: The Senate will vote Thursday on a conscience clause amendment to release religious organizations from government mandates in health care, Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) said today. The amendment, proposed by Sen.Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in response to an Obama administration policy that helps provide contraception coverage for women, is supported by a wide range of Republicans and has become a popular target for Democrats. It also has put more moderate New England Republicans facing re-election, such as Sens. Scott Brown (Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (Maine), in a tough spot.  Read more........  In Virginia: Mark Warner-202-224-2023, Jim Webb-202-224-4024.  Senate Contact List: 

Gallup: 72% of All Americans & 56% of Democrats Say Obamacare Mandate Unconstitutional - CNS News - Seventy-two percent of American adults and 56 percent of self-professed Democrats say that the provision in the health-care law signed by President Barack Obama that requires individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional, says the Gallup Poll.  In March, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear cases challenging the constitutionality of the mandate.  Among Republicans, according to the poll, 94 percent say the mandate is unconstitutional and 6 percent say it constitutional. Among Independents, 70 percent say it is unconstitutional and 21 percent say it is constitutional. In contrast to the 56 percent of Democrats who say the mandate is unconstitutional, only 37 percent say it is constitutional.  Read more.......

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