Dec 03 2015

Shelby Statement on Senate’s Obamacare Repeal Vote

WASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, December 3, 2015 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released a statement following the Senate’s vote on the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act:

“For the last five years, the American people have witnessed runaway healthcare premiums, swelling deductibles, staggering job loss, and unprecedented tax hikes under the crippling policies of Obamacare.  Families and small businesses have been left on the sidelines as President Obama and his Democrat allies in Congress repeatedly block attempts to provide them with relief from this unprecedented overreach by Washington.

“I am committed to repealing this deeply flawed law, and I believe today’s vote is a critical step towards ending Obamacare and its abysmal failures.  By approving this bill that is not subject to a filibuster today, Congress is forcing President Obama to either continue with his unpopular, unworkable law or give the American people what they deserve.  Will President Obama finally stand with the American people and sign this bill? Or will he continue to defend his healthcare overhaul that expands the role of government into their everyday lives?”