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Brady Takes Action to Repeal Obamacare

January 06, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) voted to repeal Obamacare and delivered the following statement on the floor of the House in support of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (H.R. 3762):

“Mr. Speaker, I’m pleased to speak today about the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.

“Under the leadership of Budget Chairman Dr. Price and Speaker Ryan, we will soon deliver an Obamacare repeal bill to the President’s desk.

“By passing this bill today, we’ll fulfill our promise to use every possible tool to repeal the President’s health care law.

“We will eliminate the unpopular mandates that are the backbone of Obamacare.

“We will protect Americans from tax penalties for failing to purchase an expensive, Washington-approved product that so many people cannot afford.

“We will end the tax penalties facing America’s job creators who don’t offer health insurance that meets Washington bureaucrats’ high standards.

“We will deliver relief from a dozen Democrat tax increases that drive American jobs overseas and punish American workers.

“We will protect taxpayer dollars by repealing an Obamacare slush fund and ensuring subsidies don’t go to people who don’t deserve them, and if they are, made sure they’re returned to the Treasury.

“And we will demonstrate our strong commitment to women’s health. Instead of funding Planned Parenthood and its gruesome practices, we’ll fund high quality Community Health Centers. And we’ll help ensure more women have access to quality health care.  

“We are here today – with a bill that cuts taxes, spending and the deficit – because this Congress did its job.

“As our friends across the aisle are so fond of reminding us, House Republicans have been tireless in our attempts to repeal the President’s health care law. 

“The reason why, is we are fighting for our families, patients, and businesses that have been harmed by it.

“Yes, the president will surely veto the bill — even though the proposed law enjoys strong popular support among Americans.

“But my belief is that exercising your constitutional powers to legislate is never wasted if you’re fighting for principles your constituents believe in. Give the American people a clear moral choice. Let the President explain why his health care law is raising costs on so many American families and businesses. Let him stand on the wrong side of history by defending unethical medical practices that many Americans find abhorrent.

“With that Mr. Speaker, I yield back my time.”