Congressman Steve King (R-IA) and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) released the following joint statement after introducing legislation on the first day of the 112th Congress which would fully repeal ObamaCare. The bill is officially designated as H.R. 141.
Congressman King and Congresswoman Bachmann's joint statement follows:
"We are introducing this bill to renew the commitments that we made to our constituents and to the American people that we would work to repeal ObamaCare until the day that the unconstitutional law is scrubbed from our books. While we both expect to celebrate the passage of an ObamaCare repeal bill in the House of Representatives next week, we understand that the effort to repeal the bill does not end with that vote. In fact, it is possible that the effort to fully repeal ObamaCare will not be successful until America has a President who is willing to sign a repeal bill into law.
Since ObamaCare was passed, the cost of healthcare has gone up for the private sector and the government. Employers who are facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums are waiting to hire, dropping health coverage and even laying off workers. The President's own Medicare actuary says that under ObamaCare national healthcare spending will increase by $310 billion over the next ten years. These consequences demonstrate the urgency for repealing ObamaCare.
We have worked together to kill ObamaCare and we have pushed hard to force a vote on its repeal. It is important to the repeal effort that we jointly introduced a stand-alone, 100% repeal of ObamaCare on the opening day of the new Republican majority to keep faith with those who share our call to uproot ObamaCare from the U.S. Code."