U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman (Indiana 3rd District), the first House Republican to oppose the funding of ObamaCare in any continuing resolution, issued the following statement regarding House Leadership’s decision to move forward with a continuing resolution that defunds ObamaCare:
“(The) decision by House Leadership is an important victory for middle-class families who are just two weeks away from being forced onto ObamaCare’s exchanges. Families, small business owners and family farmers are struggling in this economy. The last thing they need more regulation, higher taxes and more mandates under ObamaCare. I urge my colleagues in the House to keep our promises and stop this train wreck.”
The White House, however, promised a veto of the Republicans effort to stop funding of President Barack Obama’s health care law that is part of a temporary funding bill in the House to prevent a partial government shutdown on Oct. 1.
The official policy statement issued Thursday, reported the Associated Press, said the GOP attempt to block “Obamacare” ”advances a narrow ideological agenda that threatens our economy and the interests of the middle class” and would deny “millions of hard-working, middle-class families the security of affordable health coverage.”
The veto threat was expected and wasn’t going to stop House Republicans from pressing their effort to defund the health care law.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the House will pass a bill Friday to keep the government running while gutting Obama’s health care law.