WASHINGTON D.C. – Utah’s congressmen voted and supported a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives this week to defund “Obamacare” and keep the government open.
After voting to support the Continuing Resolution,Reps. Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart and Jason Chaffetz released the following statement:
We were pleased to vote in favor of the House of Representatives Continuing Resolution, which does two important things—defunds Obamacare and keeps the government open and operational. Defunding and repealing Obamacare – one of the most destructive and expensive laws ever passed – is the first step in fixing our health care system in ways that enhance personal freedom and reduce the role of government. We hope Senate Republicans will preserve the defunding language, pass the bill, and send it to the President. The fight is and has always been in the Senate. We encourage them to get this done and bring final resolution to this growing problem.
Sen. Mike Lee applauded the House vote, issuing the following statement:
Today is a victory for the American people. A unified House Republican Caucus has sent a strong message: keep the government open and protect the country from the harmful effects of Obamacare.
The fight now turns to the Senate where we have an equal obligation to do the right thing for the American people. How many more people have to lose their jobs, wages, and health care benefits before Congress acts? How many more states have to announce that premiums are going up before we do something to protect the country? We should not, and will not, allow Senate Democratic leaders to ignore the will of the American people.
The American people never supported Obamacare – and they still don’t. If the American people make their voices heard now and start contacting Senate Democrats, I truly believe that, along with a unified Senate Republicans Caucus, we will convince enough Democrats to finally do the right thing for the country.”