Have you heard the latest about the Highway Bill in the Senate? Thanks to the tireless work of Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), we now have a very realistic shot of repealing Obamacare.
Yesterday the Senate rejected an amendment to the Highway Bill that would have fully repealed Obamacare. That amendment failed to reach the 60-vote threshold it needed to advance. But here's where things get interesting. Under the Senate rules, a Senator may refile the amendment on the basis that it is "germane" (or relevant) to the Highway Bill. The Chair of the Senate will most likely reject the amendment, arguing that an Obamacare repeal amendment is not related to the underlying bill. This is where we have a unique opportunity. Sen. Lee would formally object to the ruling, which allows a simple majority (only 51 votes) to overturn the decision of the chair.
This is a complicated procedural maneuver, but we are confident that we can win with the 51-vote threshold. Please call both of your United States Senators today and urge them to vote for Sen. Lee's appeal to overturn the Chair's decision and allow for another vote on the Obamacare repeal amendment.
Please call, email, and communicate on social media with both of your Senators throughout the day!
Our best chance to repeal Obamacare is TODAY!
Call both of your Senators today and tell them to support Mike Lee's efforts to repeal Obamacare today!