Friday, September 20, 2013

Rep. Morgan Griffith votes to defund Obamacare today

Friday, September 20, 2013 – DEFUNDING OBAMACARE/WAR ON COAL statements:

Web_Rep.-Morgan-Griffith2-291x300(3)Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting in favor of legislation to defund Obamacare and control spending:

“Like many Americans, I am of the view that Obamacare as drafted cannot and will not work, and I have joined my House colleagues in supporting various measures that would speed up its demise.  We hope the Senate will promptly take up the fight, and take appropriate action to defund the President’s unworkable health care law.”

WAR ON COAL statement:

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) released a regulation to set greenhouse gas New Source Performance Standards for new coal-fired power plants:

“Current federal policies, let alone the regulation announced today, are devastating the economy of the Ninth District of Virginia.  Each week, our region must absorb the devastating impacts of the Administration’s war on coal.  This assault, though targeting the coal industry, affects us all.  It’s not just those working in the coal fields that suffer – also suffering are industries that rely on coal mines.

“This EPA regulation would require a new coal-fired power plant to use technologies that are not yet available in the marketplace.  These regulations will fulfill one of the President’s promises from his 2008 campaign, and send our electric rates sky-high.  President Obama also admitted in 2008 that the cost of these policies will be passed on to consumers.  We all know who those people are.  Those ‘consumers’ are hard-working, middle-class Americans.

“I strongly urge President Obama and EPA Administrator McCarthy to declare a ceasefire in the war on coal and stop the regulatory assault on America’s power sector, related businesses, and hard-working American people.”

 Griffith questioned EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at a September 18, 2013 Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing.  Video can be seen here

Posted By Valerie Garner

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