Richmond Tea Party met with the Virginia Speaker of the House, Bill Howell, last week regarding our two federalism bills. The Speaker expressed support for both bills and assured us they would make it out of Committee in the House of Delegates.  He was also encouraging that these would pass the House.

The first bill, the Health Care Reform Act, chief co-patroned by Delegate O’Bannon and Marshall, would:

“…nullify any federal law, rule or regulation that: 1) requires individuals or employers to participate in any particular health care system or 2) mandates the purchase of health insurance. It would prohibit any fine or penalty on anyone or any company for deciding to purchase health care directly.”

The second bill, the Firearm Freedom Action, patroned by Delegate Carrico, would:

“Declares that any firearms made and retained in-state are beyond the authority of the U.S. Congress under its constitutional power to regulate commerce among the states.”

What do we need from you?  This is CRITICALLY important.  We need you to call and email your delegate and ask them to co-sponsor these two bills.  You can find out who your delegate is by going to “Who’s My Legislator?” 

You need to call and email before January 14th!!!!

We will need to work on the Senate side as well.  Info forthcoming…

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