Local U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman, the first House Republican to oppose the funding of ObamaCare in any continuing resolution, went to the House floor Tuesday to call on the House to defund ObamaCare.
“Mr. Speaker, hardworking Americans have called on Congress to stop ObamaCare. While they expect that Washington elites will deride their message and disparage their cause, they’re here because they understand the consequences of ObamaCare’s oppressive mandates.
“Back home, over the month of August, I heard from parents who pay higher premiums only to have health coverage dropped for their spouse. I’ve talked with Hoosiers who make ends meet with two part-time jobs after their hours were cut. I’ve seen the discouragement of neighbors who hope this is finally the week that they’ll find work.
“Americans know that this isn’t what a recovery looks like but they wonder if Washington even cares. President Obama told them to trust the bureaucrats—the same bureaucrats who gave carve outs to big business and kickbacks to big government.
“Republicans told them we have a different plan. We promised to stop ObamaCare and put patients ahead of politics. As ObamaCare’s Oct. 1 deadline approaches, those families wonder if we really mean it. Mr. Speaker, now is the time to keep that promise. Now, when it really matters, we must stop ObamaCare.”