Kansas Lawmakers Slam Federal Health Care Law
Associated Press - August 19, 2013 7:38 pm
Republicans in the Kansas Senate have blocked a proposal from Democrats to require all legislative party caucus meetings to be open to the public.
Members of the Kansas congressional delegation seem to agree the coming weeks are critical to the future of the federal health care law. But the all-Republican delegation is less certain about how to stop it.
Sen. Pat Roberts wants to delay the law’s October implementation. He told a meeting of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association on Monday it’s difficult to take away a subsidy once it’s been granted.
Rep. Mike Pompeo says the tactic of defunding the law by refusing to pass an appropriations bill may shut down government for a few days. But Pompeo also said he’s unsure if the tactic would be useful if Republicans fold on the issue a week later.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins say Congress will probably pass another continuing resolution to fund government.