Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

HOUSE TEXAS GOP CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION STANDS UNITED

September 20, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC- The Texas Republican delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter today to every member of the United States Senate, urging senators to unite with them in the effort to defund Obamacare through the continuing resolution.

The full text of the letter is below. For a PDF of the letter with signatures, please click here.

“The Republicans in the House have stood up for the health and well-being of the American people and sent a clear message to President Obama: Obamacare is destroying jobs, reducing full-time jobs to part-time jobs, ending health insurance policies that people want to keep, and forcing doctors that patients loved to leave the practice of medicine.

Obamacare is causing insurance rates and healthcare costs to skyrocket. Real people are being told they will not get the procedures or medical devices they need. Doctors and patients need to make these life-and-death decisions, not Obamacare bureaucrats, especially when the consequences could be fatal.

The House has voted 41 times to defund, delay and repeal this flawed law, and we have successfully repealed seven hurtful, abusive and wasteful Obamacare programs. Today we passed a continuing resolution to ensure that no more taxpayer dollars are wasted on Obamacare.

Now, it is up to the Republicans and like-minded Democrats in the Senate to continue the charge to defend the American people from this disaster to their health and finances. We urge you to use all of the legislative tools at your disposal, including the filibuster, to protect America from this train wreck.

Now is the time for the Senate to stand up for all those constituents who spoke so passionately at our town hall meetings about the irreparable harm Obamacare is causing. They did not want it passed; it is worse than they thought; so now they want it stopped.

We urge you to stand with us.”

If you have any questions or media requests, please contact:

 
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01)
Kimberly Willingham
202.225.3035
 
Rep. Ted Poe (TX-02)
Shaylyn Hynes
202.213.2527
 
Rep. Sam Johnson (TX-03)
Ruth Guerra
202.225.4201
 
Rep. Ralph Hall (TX-04)
Adrienne Rimmer
202.225.6673
 
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-05)
Sarah Rozier
202.225.3484
 
Rep. Joe Barton (TX-06)
Sean Brown
202.225.2002
 
Rep. John Culberson (TX-07)
Stephen Worley
202.225.2571
 
Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-08)
Shana Teehan
202.740.0334
 
Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10)
Charlotte Sellmyer
202.225.2401
 
Rep. Mike Conoway (TX-11)
Rebecca Neal
202.225.3605
 
Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12)
Brittany Gross
202.225.5071
 
Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX-13)
Alison Lynn
202.225.3706
 
Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14)
Courtney Weaver
281.616.0231
 
Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17)
Andre Castro
202.225.6105
 
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (TX-19)
Heather Vaughan
202.225.4005
 
Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21)
Kim Smith
202.225.6371
 
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22)
Melissa Kelly
202.225.5951
 
Rep. Kenny Marchant (TX-24)
James Williams
202.225.6605
 
Rep. Roger Williams (TX-25)
Haley Graves
202.225.9896
 
Rep. Michael Burgess (TX-26)
Bruce Harvie
202.225.7772
 
Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX-27)
Meaghan Cronin
202.225.7742
 
Rep. John Carter (TX-31)
Sara Threadgill
202. 225.3864
 
Rep. Pete Sessions (TX-32)
Torrie Miller
202.225.2231
 
Rep. Steve Stockman (TX-36)
Donny Ferguson

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Olson Contact: Melissa Kelly

202-225-5951