The Obamacare Disaster Continue:

This week, the Energy and Commerce Committee released documents that show that the White House and top administration officials, including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, were told in late March and early April of this year that meeting the October 1st deadline created serious challenges.

Earlier this year, Secretary Sebelius testified before the Energy and Commerce Committee that healthcare.gov was on track to meet the October 1st deadline.

Last week, President Obama spoke to the American people, “We would not have rolled out something knowing very well that it wasn’t going to work the way it was supposed, given all the scrutiny that we knew was going to be on the website.” Either the White House is not being truthful or the President is not being kept in the loop.

The problems with the healthcare.gov are only the tip of the iceberg. Every day more Americans begin to receive cancellation notices for their current insurance plans. For every one American who selected a plan in the Obamacare exchanges in October, nearly 40 lost their insurance.

West Virginians Share Their Frustration with Obamacare

On Wednesday, I conducted a conference call with a dozen constituents that have experienced the various problems surrounding the rollout of Obamacare. You could hear the frustrations of people as each had a unique story about the impact Obamacare had in their own lives. Whether it was being forced off their health insurance plan to watching their premiums skyrocket, their concerns were real and represent thousands of West Virginians just like them.

Last week, the House overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan Keep Your Health Plan Act to allow individuals to keep the President’s promise that “if you like your plan you can keep it.” As we continue to hear about the problems our constituents face from this flawed health care law, the House will proactively find solutions.

I want to hear how the implementation of Obamacare is impacting your life. Share your story on my Facebook or Twitter page.

Comprehensive Energy Policy for America

This week, Rep. Diana DeGette(D-CO)and I introduced bipartisan legislation which would establish a commission to develop a comprehensive energy policy for the United States. This Commission will assemble a diverse group of leaders in fossil fuels and renewable energies, utilities, energy researchers, environmentalists, labor organizations, and economists to come up with comprehensive energy policy. 

You would never start construction without blue prints. In the same way, America should have a blueprint when it comes to our energy policy.  This country has gone too long without a comprehensive energy plan. Access to reliable, affordable energy is important for our economy and creating jobs.

It’s important we work across party lines to create policies that will benefit future generations. Despite coming from different political parties and different parts of the country, Rep. DeGette and I have found common ground in helping America achieve energy independence.  Energy independence is not only vital to our economic future but also our national security.

This upcoming week:

On Monday and Tuesday of next week I will be continuing my small town tour in Williamstown and Davis. Both nights there will be town halls that are open to the public. Please come and share your thoughts and concerns.

Monday Town Hall:                                         

When:   Monday, November 25th, 2013. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Town hall meeting begins at                    

               7:00 p.m.                                             

Where:  Williamstown Town Hall, 100 West Fifth Street, W.Va.

Tuesday Town Hall:

When:   Tuesday, November 26th, 2013. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Town hall meeting begins at

               7:00 p.m.                                            

Where:  Davis Town Hall, 505 William Avenue, Davis, WV, 26260.

This Thanksgiving, have a safe and wonderful holiday. I am thankful to spend another Thanksgiving with my family and grandchildren!



















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