Just to see what he is up to, I checked on my congressman. Is he opposing Obamacare? Well, for the time being, the answer is yes. Here is what is on his webpage.
Wittman Votes to Continue Government Operations, Troop Pay and Obamacare Delay
September 29, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting to keep the government running through December 15, 2013, and to ensure the military receives their pay regardless of inaction in Washington:
“Last night, the House again took action to keep the government open; I voted to continue government operations and against a shutdown. I do not support a government shutdown,” Wittman said. “I was also pleased to support legislation ensuring the military is paid regardless of the political situation in Washington, and to delay Obamacare. Unfortunately, this legislation does not prevent furloughs for thousands of hardworking federal employees which is disruptive and undeserved for these folks dedicated to service to the nation. It is my hope the Senate can pass legislation to ensure the government does not shut down.”
Congressman Rob Wittman represents the First District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee where he is the Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee. (from here)
I also sent a short note to my congressman. Here is the text.
Thank you for your votes opposing Obamacare.
With respect to who is to blame for the government shutdown, please encourage our party to make a stronger case for opposing Obamacare.
When the choice is between economic stagnation due to socialist programs and a partial government shutdown, the choice should be a no-brainer.