Skip to comments.Weather, politics sizzle at Ernst's Roast and Ride event
Posted on 06/04/2017 8:49:59 AM PDT by iowamark
The hog roast was popular once again, but the previous administrations health care reform also was on the menu after being roasted by the new vice president.
Vice President Mike Pence, speaking Saturday at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernsts annual GOP fundraiser, said Congress must make it a priority to get to President Donald Trumps desk a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known better to the folks at Saturdays event as Obamacare.
The U.S. House has passed a bill that would undo much of the health care reform implemented under former President Barack Obama. The U.S. Senate plans to craft its own health care bill in the coming weeks.
We must come together with Congress to repeal Obamacare, Pence said at Ernsts third annual Roast and Ride. The Obamacare nightmare is about to end, and its about time.
Pence was the main draw to the third annual event, which was held at the Central Iowa Expo. Then-candidate Trump spoke at least years event, and the inaugural event in 2015 included seven GOP presidential candidates but not Trump.
Pence, a motorcycle rider, did not participate in the fundraisers 49-mile motorcycle ride. But he hopped on a Harley-Davidson and rode roughly a couple hundred yards to the event stage.
Pence spoke about many of Trumps policy goals: reducing federal regulations, creating jobs, rebuilding the military, and reducing illegal immigration and abortion.
But health care reform was the topic on which Pence spoke most. He said Congress should pass a bill that repeals the Affordable Care Acts mandates, reform and strengthen Medicaid, and gives state flexibility to decide how best to cover the populations most vulnerable.
Congress must come together under the leadership of President Donald Trump and relieve Iowa and relieve America and repeal Obamacare, Pence said.
Chuck Grassley, Iowas longtime Republican U.S. Senator, said Congress has not yet done enough to help Trump pass the agenda upon which he campaigned.
Congress has a responsibility to help Trump deliver on those campaign promises, Grassley said. So far we have not produced the way we should produce, and I hope that we can get back to getting together in unanimity to get things done. Because theres so much that needs to be done....
Once again CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama family did not RSVP their invitations to attend the annual Hog Roast and pig barbeque.
Bet that beer was available at the Hog Roast. Muzzies no like.
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