I think so, but their websites are only showing the front page — apparently the house.gov severs are being inundated right now….
Nevertheless, this is a great time to contact them (Congress.org has the contact info for Brad Miller and Mel Watt) and let them know that, whatever your views on health care reform, the method the House leadership is taking to push its passage is unconstitutional and un-American and that a vote for the “deem and pass” bill is exactly the same as a vote for the health care “reform” bill.
Nancy Pelosi said “Nobody wants to vote for the Senate bill.” But yet she still wants the legislation to go through. But, then again, she also said “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” Oh, the fog of controversy! Now I get it. Is that why I am so uncomfortable with the proposed government regulation/takeover of 1/6th of the economy? My head is foggy!
Please note that Speaker Pelosi also stated: “Kick open that door, and there will be other legislation to follow. We’ll take the country in a new direction.” Well, now you know. This is just the beginning.
Phyllis Schlafly says these are reasons why it “can still” be killed, but I think these are reasons why it must be killed. (Note the many references to the ways in which the Senate bill is unconstitutional.) We need to insist that Kay Hagan, Mel Watt, Brad Miller and any other NC “representatives” who voted for health care “reform” to change their position and do what is right for the country, not to mention what is constitutional.
As reported by the Rhino Times. Do read the article, as it is pretty disturbing. Scott Yost went above and beyond to give the hosts the opportunity to provide the required public notice in advance of the meeting, which they chose not to do.
So, Brad Miller does not have time to hold a town hall meeting with his constituents, but can play host for the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Department and hold an illegal meeting with the Guilford County Councilmembers? According to state law, “All official meetings of public bodies [are] open to the public.” Official meetings are described as: “a meeting…at any time or place…of a majority of the members of a public body for the purpose of conducting hearings, participating in deliberations, …or otherwise transacting the public business within the jurisdiction, real or apparent, of the public body.”
A meeting discussing potential “financial services regulatory reform and consumer protection” is clearly discussing public business and there is absolutely no reason for it to be done behind closed doors.
Kudos to whoever forwarded the invitation email to the Rhino Times as well as the Rhino and Scott Yost for daring to “crash” the meeting. A big fat “boo” to Brad Miller, the Treasury Department, and any councilmembers who attended the meeting despite the fact that it was “by invitation only” and therefore in violation of state open meetings laws.
Here’s a report on how he responded at his Raleigh office, via NC Freedom. Some great video. More here.
Miller’s “scheduler” has still not got back with me about meeting him while he’s in Greensboro. Continue reading