In Case You Missed It This Week…3/19/2010
Ayotte Town Hall Meeting with Senator John McCain
On Saturday, Kelly held her first town hall meeting in Nashua with special guest, Senator John McCain.
Kelly and the Senator addressed the large crowd and took multiple questions from the excited participants who turned out in droves to support her campaign. Thank you to everyone who attended!
See more coverage of the town hall here.
Circumventing the Constitution: Congress can do better
In case you missed it, read Kelly’s new post on health care reform.
It looks like nothing – not even the U.S. Constitution – will stop Democrats from trying to takeover health care.
When it became clear that they didn’t have enough votes to pass their legislation under ordinary rules, they first turned to an obscure tactic known as “budget reconciliation.” Created during the Nixon administration, this procedural tool was intended to provide a way for lawmakers to modify spending programs. Rarely used over the past few decades, reconciliation appeals to Democrats now because measures considered under the procedure require only 51 votes in the Senate for passage – not the usual 60 that are required to end debate.
But Democrats in the House are so worried about voting for the Senate bill’s “Cornhusker Kickback,” “Louisiana Purchase” and Florida “GatorAid” buy-offs that they’re ready to write new rules just to avoid taking a stand on these shameless giveaways. At a time when Americans need real leadership, Democrats are looking for legislative loopholes to avoid being held accountable for this package of backroom deals.
Read more here
Upcoming Ayotte Events and Travel
This week, Kelly was in Nashua for Mayor Streeter's Wild Irish Breakfast, she attended the John P. Ganley St. Patrick's Day Memorial Award Luncheon in Salem and was in Manchester for Bobby Stephen's St. Patrick's Day Celebration which benefited his fund for education.
Yesterday, Kelly was in Concord for the Vesta Roy March to November.
Today, Kelly was in Portsmouth and later this evening, will attend the Hillsborough County Lincoln-Reagan Gala in Bedford.
On Sunday, Kelly will be in Plymouth for the Grafton County Republican Committee Meeting.
Kelly needs your help to take her message of fiscal discipline and real reform to Washington!