Weber: Congress Should Live By the Laws They Pass
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a third Continuing Budget Resolution in yet another attempt to reach a compromise on government funding with the United States Senate. The previous two measures failed to achieve the necessary votes for passage. The third version of the Continuing Resolution would delay the individual mandate provision in the President’s healthcare law for one-year, as well as require Members of Congress and their staff to purchase healthcare on the exchanges without employer contributions. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) issued the following statement:
“Today, I voted to support the latest House proposal to fully-fund the government, while delaying the individual mandate of the President’s hostile takeover of healthcare for hard-working Americans. A vote against this resolution was a vote against fairness for hard-working Americans.
In July, the President and his Administration announced the delay of the employer mandate. Today’s Continuing Resolution also delays the individual mandate by one-year, aligning it with over 40 percent of the law’s mandates which have already been delayed by the Administration. Unfortunately, the President has already threatened to veto it. Apparently, the President believes that America’s hard-working middle class are not deserving of the same treatment given to big business.
With the passage of this legislation, all Members of Congress, their staff and the White House will be required to live by the laws they make. If Senate Democrats do not vote in favor of this CR, they will be on record stating they stand in support of protecting their sweetheart deals and backroom exemptions. The Senate must act tonight to keep our government open, and vote to treat all Americans fairly under the President’s unworkable government takeover of healthcare.”