Wednesday, June 27, 2012
On Monday, Rep. Michele Bachmann called the Affordable Care Act the most unpopular law in recent history and said she is hopeful the Supreme Court will repeal it this week. How do you think the Supreme Court will rule?
In March 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the legality of what is commonly called “Obamacare.” From the onset, Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has been an advocate of repealing the President’s health care overhaul. In fact, just hours after passage two years ago, Bachmann introduced the first bill in the House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare in full. On Monday, Bachmann called the Affordable Care Act the most unpopular law in recent history and said she is hopeful the Supreme Court will repeal it this week. “As the author of the original bill to repeal Obamacare, I am convinced that no decision in recent …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
After addressing the House subcommittee, Rep. Michele Bachmann announced she is calling on CMS for an immediate, independent third-party audit of Minnesota’s managed care Medicaid program.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann today addressed a House subcommittee today about her concerns surrounding payments within Minnesota's Medicaid program. Bachmann provided a statement to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing titled “Assessing Medicare and Medicaid Program Integrity.” The congresswoman concluded her remarks by announcing that she is calling on CMS for an immediate, independent third-party audit of Minnesota’s managed care Medicaid program. Here's what Bachmann said in her statement: "Chairman Platts, Ranking Member Towns, and Committee Members, thank you for your attention to the critical condition of Medicaid's program …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A day after news of Rep. Michele Bachmann gaining dual Swiss citizenship, the Sixth District Congresswoman withdrew her request, saying "I want to make it perfectly clear: I am a proud American citizen."
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate requesting withdrawal of her dual Swiss citizenship. Yesterday, various media reported that Bachmann was granted dual citizenship with Switzerland. A POLITICO story focused on the fact that Bachmann is now eligible to run for office in Switzerland, while the Huffington Post piece pointed out her opposition to President Obama’s health care reform and the fact that the small European nation has nearly universal health care. Bachmann responded to those reports by saying it was a “non-story.” "I automatically became a dual citizen of the United States and Switzerland in 1978 when I married my husband, Marcus. Marcus is a dual American and Swiss citizen because he is the …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
In response to media reports about her dual citizenship with Switzerland, Rep. Michele Bachmann fired back with a statement saying it's a non-story since she automatically became a dual citizen when she married Marcus in 1978.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has been granted citizenship in Switzerland, according to reports from POLITICO and the Huffington Post. In response to those reports, Bachmann issued the following statement: The POLITICO story focused on the fact that Bachmann is now eligible to run for office in Switzerland, while the Huffington Post piece points out her opposition to President Obama’s health care reform and the fact that the small European nation has nearly universal health care. "Congresswoman Bachmann's husband is of Swiss descent so she has been eligible for dual-citizenship since they got married in 1978,” Becky Rogness, a spokeswoman for the conservative congresswoman, said in a statement on the Huffington Post. She added, "However, …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann today endorsed Mitt Romney for President of the United States.
Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann today, May 3, endorsed Mitt Romney for President of the United States. Bachmann issued the following statement on her endorsement of Romney: "This November, Americans will be at the polls with a serious choice- they can vote for more of Barack Obama's transformation of America, with more joblessness, higher energy prices, fewer opportunities for our children, more government controls, bailouts, and failed economic policies, or they can vote for a new vision of prosperity and liberty. I'm honored to announce that today, I am endorsing Governor Mitt Romney for President of the United States, a man who will preserve the American dream of prosperity and liberty. We've had a hard fought battle …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
"One year later, the President’s mission in the war-torn nation remains unclear. He apologizes for America’s actions, and we are left with no clear mission for our troops," Michele Bachmann says. "I call on President Obama to reaffirm that mission.”
Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden: “One year ago today, a nearly 10-year mission ended with the assassination of Osama bin Laden. The world breathed a collective sigh of relief, and while we will never forget the devastation and grief caused by the attacks on September 11, there seemed to be a shared optimism that his death would bring closure in Afghanistan. One year later, the President’s mission in the war-torn nation remains unclear. He apologizes for America’s actions, and we are left with no clear mission for our troops. Our troops are one of America’s …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asking that North Korea be relisted as a state sponsor of terrorism. What do you think of her request?
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Last week Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asking that North Korea be relisted as a state sponsor of terrorism. Bachmann’s request comes in light of North Korea’s “well documented list of provocative actions against other countries, the recent failed rocket launch as well as rumors that a nuclear test is imminent.” The text of Bachmann’s letter Hillary Clinton is below. What do you think of Bachmann’s letter? Do you think the failed rocket launch attempt will put pressure on North Korea to “take even more aggressive action” like testing a nuclear weapon or launching a military attack? Do you think North Korea should be relisted as a state sponsor of terrorism? Do you think the …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
High gas prices affect everything – from the price of goods and services to business investments and leisure travel, Rep. Michele Bachmann says. Every time the price of gas goes up 10 cents, it costs the American economy $14 billion.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The rising price of gasoline has Minnesotans, faced with having to choose between filling their gas tanks and scrimping on other necessities, demanding answers from Washington and the White House. Gas prices have risen over 110 percent since President Obama’s inauguration and are up 30 cents a gallon just this month. A recent Reuters poll verifies what we already knew, 68 percent of Americans are unhappy with the way President Obama is dealing with high gas prices. High gas prices affect everything – from the price of goods and services to business investments and leisure travel. Every time the price of gas goes up 10 cents, it costs the American economy $14 billion. But more importantly, when gas goes up 10 cents, it costs the average …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Rep. Michele Bachmann's "St. Croix River Crossing Hot Dish" didn't bring home the bacon during the Second Annual Minnesota Hot Dish Off on Capitol Hill.
Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was fixin' up some servings of the old "The Croix River Crossing Hot Dish" on Capitol Hill today for the Second Annual Minnesota Hot Dish Off. That's right, "St. Croix River Crossing Hot Dish." Although the political recipe for the "dish" served up an exemption to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act with a side of litigation, debate and a price tag of $626.4 million (according to MnDot's latest figures); the edible version consisted primarily of noodles, cheeses, bacon and chicken. Bachmann’s hot dish is named after the St. Croix River Crossing bill that recently gained Congressional approval and awaits President Barack Obama's signature. “Our recipes are as diverse as our politics, but …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
"All we need to do is get the president to sign and we're on our way," says Stillwater Council Member Mike Polehna.
The St. Croix River Crossing passed through the House of Representatives this morning. The vote passed with a 339-80 vote. The bill's passage means the legislation now needs to be signed by President Barack Obama. In a phone interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann this afternoon, she said she "just got of the phone with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and he assured me the President of the United States would be signing the bill, which means we will have a new bridge over Stillwater." Just this afternoon, delegates signed a letter asking Obama to promptly sign the bill. On the state level, the city of Oak Park Heights has yet to sign a municipal agreement with MnDOT for the project. The two governmental bodies also have to work out the …