Rep. Salmon Statement on Voting in Favor of Repealing Obamacare

Jan 6, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement upon voting in favor of today’s reconciliation bill.

“Unlike the initial budget resolution that passed the House, today’s bill took great strides to put America on solid ground.  Not only did we dismantle the President’s disastrous healthcare law, but we were also successful in defunding Planned Parenthood, an organization caught up in a scandal where they apparently harvested body parts from aborted children and sold them for medical research.  Showing that funding for women’s healthcare is paramount, this bill also increased funding to community health centers to provide women access to the healthcare they need.

“While the President has already threatened to prevent this bill from becoming law, it’s important to note that this bill marks the first time the President will have to defend his veto to an American people facing skyrocketing healthcare costs because of his signature law.  Congress is empowered through the reconciliation process to actually do our jobs without threat of the Senate minority filibustering the will of the people.  I was embarrassed that the House didn’t take as bold a stance as it should have in our first budget resolution, but this time we got it right.  I was proud to vote in favor of today’s bill.”

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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