An amendment offered by Rep. Dean Heller, [R-NV], during a House Ways and Means Committee meeting just before the recess began that would have required Members to be covered by the Public Option plan if they approve it for private citizens.
HOWEVER, the Heller amendment was defeated, with ALL 21 committee Democrats voting against it.
Should Congress have to abide by the same plan as other Americans?
Answer by BEXi at 9:04 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:49 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
The intent of our form of government was that it was made up by the people and the represent. members would be bound by the same laws as the general citizenry. I think it is time to take a few steps back to a time when there was honor and pride in the job being done in Wash.. Pelosi talked of draining the "swamp". I guess she was referring to how the region was when they began to build D.C. because nothing has drained out except common sense and decency. We need to return to a time when the represent. worked for the people and didn't see themselves above the people. It takes a humble person to realize (s)he is working at the will of the people. The people don't exist at the will of the represent.. Just like that represent. saying it was his town meeting and they would tell him how to run his congressional office. He is about not to have an office.
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:12 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 10:58 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by Pepperlynns at 12:26 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
Yes, they should, how many republicans voted agaisnt it?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:36 PM on Sep. 9, 2009