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Bridget Johnson


July 11, 2012 - 2:26 pm

A freshman House Republican today sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) asking him to allow a vote on the ObamaCare repeal passed by the lower chamber this afternoon.

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) got signatures of more than 100 of her House colleagues in urging Reid to “let the bill have a full vote in the Senate.”

“Failing to allow a vote on this bill in the full Senate is a failure to understand the expectations the American people have placed on their elected officials,” the letter states.

“Here in the House, we have sent over 30 pieces of job-creating, pro growth legislation to the Senate. If Senator Reid is confident in his party’s majority in the Senate, and proud of the historic increase in taxes brought on by Obamacare, then there is no reason to deny each Senator their right to make their position known,” Ellmers said.

“Great leaders rise in support of what they believe in because they are emboldened by the courage to defend their principles,” she added in announcing the Reid request. “The failure to do so only diminishes the worthiness of their cause.”

Reid today focused on President Obama’s call to renew some of the Bush-era tax cuts and hasn’t mentioned the ObamaCare repeal yet since its passage.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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