Rep. Renee Ellmers on MSNBC Thursday

NC's own Renee Ellmers on MSNBC tonight:

Rep. Renee Ellmers ‏@RepReneeEllmers

WATCH @AllinwithChris on MSNBC at 8 pm. I'll discuss #Obamacare and @RepublicanStudy American Health Care Reform Act.


Thursday night on All In with Chris Hayes: House Republicans are holding America’s economic future hostage, and now they have written a ransom note with their demands. According to a wish list circulating around the capitol, House GOPers want a delay in implementing Obamacare, cuts to public health programs, approval for the Keystone XL pipeline, and a slew of other conservative reforms Democrats are unlikely to embrace, in exchange for a debt ceiling increase.

The Republican plan would allow the debt limit to be raised just enough to keep the government running into next year. Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma and Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, will join Chris Hayes to talk about the debt ceiling debacle.

Chris will also talk with Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina and Sam Seder, host of Minority Report Radio, about the President’s speech in Maryland Thursday promoting his health care law. Obama spoke strongly against Congressional Republicans’ antics trying to prevent the Affordable Care Act from going into effect...


Republican Tactics Slow Down Obamacare Prep

NPR Report: Republican Tactics Slow Down Obamacare Prep

NPR calls the Republican attacks on the ACA a "crusade." One of the leaders of the crusade is Rep. Ellmers, who is on the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives. That committee has been "investigating" the groups who were to train navigators--those who explain the benefits under the new health care reform.

To some House Democrats, that was exactly the goal of this congressional probe.

"The Republicans are on a crusade to stop the Affordable Care Act," says Rep. Henry Waxman of California, the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "There's been no wrongdoing that anybody can show. It's as if you took a whole bunch of people and said, 'We think you may do something wrong, and now we want to ask you a lot of questions about your organization.'"

Earlier this year, Republicans were furious after learning the IRS may have targeted conservative groups for lengthy review. Now, House Republicans have singled out about 50 of the more than 100 navigator groups to scrutinize.

Martha Brock