As winter storm Jonas descended on Washington, DC leaving over three feet of snow in its wake, the U.S. House of Representatives cancelled all votes and the Federal Government shuttered its doors for several days. Thousands of flights were cancelled or delayed, roads were impassable, and the nation’s capital came to stand-still.
Boarding one of the first flights into Washington (despite long delays), Dan Weber landed late Monday night ready to carry on the Social Security and healthcare fight. Undeterred from a little snow, and rescheduling over 40 meetings with Members, Leadership, and staff, Dan went to work—pounding the marble floors of the Capitol going from meeting to meeting.
Over the course of two and half days, Dan had over 15 meetings with Members of Congress, national campaign strategists, House leadership offices, conservative think tanks, and like-minded conservative coalitions. Continuing the fight for a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), several Members of Congress expressed their enthusiasm for a COLA fix to help over 58 million Americans. AMAC has continued to put pressure on Congress to support H.R. 4140 and regain the trust of millions of seniors nationwide.
Just as important as the SENIORS Act, this trip marked the inaugural push of AMAC’s BEST plan (Bipartisan, Easy, Simple, Timely) to replace ObamaCare. The goal of the BEST plan is to make healthcare simple, affordable, and accessible for millions of Americans and replace the faulty provisions currently outlined in the Affordable Care Act. Meeting with House Leadership Offices, Members of the Ways & Means Committee, and Members of the Budget Committee, Dan explained AMAC’s alternative to ObamaCare to a captivated audience ready for fresh, new ideas.
As Washington finally began to dig itself out of the snow, Dan had already wrapped up a successful week of pushing legislation and ideas to the nation’s leaders. As the fight continues for a retroactive COLA, and as AMAC continues to fight the over-burdening effects of ObamaCare, Dan will be back in Washington in the coming weeks to meet with those offices and Members the snow prevented him from meeting this time around. AMAC will continue to fight until Social Security is guaranteed to all Americans by reaching solvency, and AMAC will not rest until there is a complete replacement of ObamaCare with legislation that makes healthcare simple, affordable, and more accessible.