Tom Graves and his House Resolution

Tom Graves (GA-14) has introduced a house resolution that has co sponsorship from most of the Georgia delegation. The goals of this resolution are to fund the government one more year as well as delay implementation of the ACA (Obamacare) one more year as well. I’m not entirely sure how well this will go over but I also haven’t delved into the details too much. Here’s the full press release.

Rep. Graves Introduces Plan To Keep Government Open, Stop Obamacare
Stability, Security and Fairness Resolution Introduced With 42 Cosponsors

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) introduced the Stability, Security and Fairness Resolution (H.J.Res. 62), a plan to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2014 while fully delaying and defunding Obamacare until 2015.

“After weeks of working with and listening to members on how to approach the government funding deadline, it’s clear that House Republicans are united around two goals: keeping the government open and protecting our constituents from the harmful effects of Obamacare. Today, my 42 cosponsors and I are putting forward a plan that achieves both goals,” said Rep. Graves.


“This plan is straightforward. We will achieve long-term stability by funding the government for the next fiscal year. Additionally, the resolution includes the three House-passed appropriations bills that affect our national security and our veterans. Our troops, their families and our veterans should not have their priorities put on hold,” Graves continued. “Finally, our plan will achieve fairness for every American by fully delaying and defunding Obamacare until 2015. This approach builds upon the Obama Administration’s policy of delaying portions of Obamacare and relieves taxpayers of the burden of funding a program that is not being implemented.”


Stability, Security and Fairness Resolution Summary

Stability: Keeps the government open for FY2014.

  • ·         A Continuing Resolution for FY2014 for the nine non-security bills, with overall spending at the post-sequestration number of $967.4 billion.

Security: Prioritizes funding for national security and veterans.

  • ·         Includes the Defense, Homeland Security and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bills for FY2014 as passed by the House.

Fairness: Provides healthcare fairness and taxpayer relief by defunding and delaying Obamacare until 2015.
The full text of the legislation is available here:
Original cosponsors of the resolution are:

Jim Jordan (OH-4)

Mark Meadows (NC-11)

Jeff Duncan (SC-3)

Steve Southerland (FL-2)

Doug Collins (GA-9)

Raúl Labrador (ID-1)

Trey Gowdy (SC-4)

Randy Weber (TX-14)

Pete Olson (TX-22)

Tom Marino (PA-10)

Steve Palazzo (MS-4)

Joe Pitts (PA-16)

Paul Broun (GA-10)

Matt Salmon (AZ-5)

Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-5)

Richard Hudson (NC-8)

Jeb Hensarling (TX-5)

Ron DeSantis (FL-6)

Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3)

Thomas Massie (KY-4)

Phil Gingrey (GA-11)

Jim Bridenstine (OK-1)

Mo Brooks (AL-5)

Bill Cassidy (LA-6)

Randy Neugebauer (TX-19)

David Schweikert (AZ-6)

Scott Perry (PA-4)

Blake Farenthold (TX-27)

Bill Huizenga (MI-2)

Luke Messer (IN-6)

Bill Flores (TX-17)

Mick Mulvaney (SC-5)

Tim Huelskamp (KS-1)

Steve Daines (MT)

Joe Wilson (SC-2)

Marsha Blackburn (TN-7)

Reid Ribble (WI-8)

Tom Price (GA-6)

Austin Scott (GA-8)

Marlin Stutzman (IN-3)

Trent Franks (AZ-8)

Steve Chabot (OH-1)



  1. saltycracker says:

    In lieu of quid pro quos to increase debt why not set the debt at some percentage of GDP with exceptions for defined crisises ?

    And how many bills are out there to disrupt Obamacare ? Time for consolidation and sound alternatives……individual mandates, no exceptions, govt regulated private providers….but I guess we’d screw that up in this spoils system…..

    • xdog says:

      In lieu of quid pro quos to increase debt why not just admit that raising the debt limit is no more than agreeing to finance the obligations they’ve already passed?

      • saltycracker says:

        or they couldn’t agree on where to cut….and they keep on passing obligations, usually not associated with controlling the mismanagement or abuse of the programs in place or improving public infrastructure.

  2. KingRichard says:

    Love this idea, anything we can do to derail the ACA we must do.

    Unions Want Exceptions, Congress is excepted, everybody wants to be excepted from this bill and many have been given just that.

    Everyone should be excempted from this bill. Wonder why? It is the worst bill ever done the reasons are limitless from done in darkness and secrecy, passed by lame duck party, and being enforced by unconstitutional means.

    If it is so great why are all these Unions, Senators and their Staffs, Represenatitivies and their Staffs, the IRS, and many, many more fighting like hell to get a free pass!

    • griftdrift says:

      Here’s a good world the while! Who is so gros
      That cannot see this palpable device?
      Yet who’s so bold but says he sees it not?
      Bad is the world; and all will come to nought,
      When such ill dealing must be seen in thought

    • Scott65 says:

      Except that
      A. it passed the Congress signed by the President…so its the LAW not a bill
      B. I believe the SCOTUS is the last word and they said it is constitutional
      C. I do believe that holding hostages IS illegal and therefore UNconstitutional.
      D. If it was truly that awful, we wouldn’t be up to 42 times trying to unsuccessfully repeal
      If you can disprove any of those go ahead, lets hear it

      • KingRichard says:

        12/23/09, the Senate voted 60–39 to end debate on the bill: a cloture vote to end the filibuster by opponents. The bill then passed by a vote of 60–39 on December 24, 2009, with all Democrats and two independents voting for, and all Republicans voting against except one (Jim Bunning (R-KY), not voting) after many Dems were bought off, including Stupak, MCCaskil, Mary Landrieu.

        President keeps changing the law, says if congress does not do what he wants he will do what he wants anyway. Omits Corporations, Omits his buddies, Omits Congress and Staff, Omits IRS from Obamacare. Unions getting vociferous over wanting their Omit from it as well. 97% of Federal Employee Unions don’t want it.

        Supreme Court in a pure politcal move rewrote the penalty as a tax, remember the lies the liar in chief sold us on this bill on? It’s not a tax – remember that lie?

        I am all up for number 43 and beyond to remove defund, derail this unconstitutional bill.

        Want to see what the future of Healthcare is going to look like go to the VA in Dekalb….

        It is the worst most contentious bill ever passed by a single party. The Majority of Americans do not want it. If it is so great why do so many want to be omitted from it? If Democrats are so proud of it they should be having town halls touting the greatness and genious of their bill.

  3. mary says:

    Thank you Rep. Graves for looking out for me. I sure do appreciate having someone in Washington who still cares about the middle class.

    • Scott65 says:

      …and if you believe that…I’ve got some gold you should really buy (you know that hyper-inflation thats coming)

  4. Scott65 says:

    Yes, please shut down the government…hand Democrats the house back. Just dont be stupid and breach the debt limit you moroons

  5. KingRichard says:

    Crazy Lunatics like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Liberal, Constitution Hating, Marxists, Communists, Socialists all buried ball deep in the democratic ass will put America on it’s back like a turtle in the near future just waiting for a car to run it over.

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