Hatch for House’s funding bill, defunding Obamacare

WASHINGTON D.C. – Sen. Orrin Hatch issued the following statement today announcing he will vote for closing debate to allow for a vote on the Continuing Resolution spending bill which funds all of government except Obamacare:

I applaud the House for passing a government funding bill last week to fund all of the government except for the President’s disastrous health law. Defunding Obamacare is the right thing to do, and that’s why I’ll be voting for the House-passed bill this week that defunds the law. I’ve been fighting against Obamacare when the law was just an idea, because as we read every day, the law will cost more and do less than the American people were told. And that’s why I’ll also vote against any efforts to strip the Obamacare defunding language out of the Continuing Resolution. The more Utahns and their fellow Americans learn about Obamacare the more they hate it, and by voting this way we move the ball forward in a way that impacts Obamacare the most.

According to his office’s press release, Hatch has spearheaded efforts in Washington to repeal Obamacare. He has introduced legislation that would repeal the two central pillars of the law – the employer and individual mandates – and has bipartisan legislation repealing the medical device tax that partially funds the law, as well as legislation to repeal the law’s health insurance tax (HIT).

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11 Comments

  • Tom September 24, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Ill informed blathering by spineless tea… groupies leads to a lot of confusion about the ROMNEY based Affordable Care Act. If the old fossil can’t intelligently lead or find an intelligent path to follow, he should get out of the way. DEFUND all of the obstructionist tea … and their spineless groupies in both Houses.
    Ed. ellipsis

    • mountainmatt September 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Tom, clearly you are not knowledgeable about the various separations of power provided in the U.S. constitution. They allow for states to be rather invasive and small towns even more so, but the federal government has 20 enumerated rights, none of which even resembles anything close to the ACA. Thus, Romney-care on a state level is perfectly constitutional, and further, allowable because Massachusetts voters like it. ACA, on the other hand, by the same standards is neither constitutional, nor allowable.

  • Maggie September 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    ….and a … good thing you are. Thousands have been calling you all day! Cannot get through to your office.
    Thank you, however it is pathetic that we even have to worry that you would not vote to defund this rotten bill that is ruining America.
    We need to stand together against these fools in charge of our government,even if we loose, this round we have given it our best shot and good people in DC and across this country will keep trying to do what is best for this country.
    Ed. ellipsis

  • Fred September 25, 2013 at 5:49 am

    It shows us how the enemy have taken control of America as this very obvious unconstitutional bill even got this far. Judge Roberts was probably threatened or paid off.

    Look at: http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/

    This is the real problem.

    • Zeke September 25, 2013 at 7:53 am

      Judge Roberts suffers from epilepsy and takes medications for this health issue. This medication “can” introduce mental slowing, forgetfulness and other cognitive problems. It’s very possible that he was confused when deciding on this issue and just blew it with his decision. It’s quite possible that he may now realize his mistake but can’t do anything about it.

      • Tom September 25, 2013 at 11:28 am

        And it’s quite possible, that’s more contrived tea… baloney.
        Ed. ellipsis

    • Tom September 25, 2013 at 11:30 am

      You should go back to looking for all those communists in government and under every bed.

    • Tom September 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

      You should get Sher’f Joe and Orly Taitz and maybe even congressman Issa on this right away. Another column by Ted Assenault wouldn’t hurt either.

    • Tom September 25, 2013 at 11:35 am

      I wouldn’t line the bottom of a bird cage or a garbage can with Michelle Malkin’s poison pen drivel.

  • Tom September 25, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Apparently, Joe McCarthy is alive and well.

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