Secretary Sebelius in the Hot Seat:

You may recall that last week I had the opportunity to ask the people who built the Obamacare website why they won’t apologize to the American people for costing them millions of dollars for a website that does not work. This week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius came before the Energy and Commerce Committee and publicly apologized to the American people. I appreciate that Secretary Sebelius apologized and took responsibility for this debacle, but unfortunately she left many unanswered questions.

Wednesday’s hearing was focused on fixing the Obamacare website and preventing other glitches and problems from taking place so other Americans aren’t left with uncertainty.  As insurance companies continue to cancel policies and raise the premiums of hard-working Americans all over the country, we need to focus on fixing the problems with this law. Secretary Sebelius testified that the overall cost to create healthcare.gov was $400 million of taxpayer’s money and said the problems with the website would be fixed by November 30, 2013.  

To watch the video of me questioning the Secretary Sebelius about the failures of the Obamacare website, click here or on the image below.

Problems with Obamacare are already coming in from across the nation and our state.  We invite you to share your story here. You can also share your story on my Facebook or my Twitter page.

Rally for Coal Jobs:

On Tuesday, thousands of coal miners and their allies gathered in Washington, D.C. to attend the "Rally for Coal and Energy Jobs" on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.  

For the past five years the Obama Administration has been unfairly pursuing an ideologically-driven mission to stop burning fossil fuels in America. Entire communities are on edge and the EPA’s policies are threatening hundreds of thousands of jobs. This war on coal has become a manifestation of Chicago-style politics where they bully their opponents into submission. But this type of tactic won’t work in rural America where we still believe in fairness, hard work and the American dream.

To watch me speak at the rally, click here or on the image below.

Floor Action:

This week the House voted on two bills that would reduce and prevent regulatory burdens from negatively impacting consumers and investors. It is important in the current economic environment for consumers and investors to feel confident that the government will not affect the market with unnecessary regulations.

This upcoming week:

We will be back in the district to attend a number of roundtables and meetings with local constituents, small business owners, veterans, and others to hear what we can do in Washington to better serve the people of West Virginia. Please call our office at 202-225-4172 to voice your concerns.


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