Congressman James Lankford (R-OK) issued the following statement after House Republicans successfully passed legislation to repeal the Democrats' job-destroying health care law.
"I vowed to repeal this vastly unpopular law and today I joined more than 240 members of the House of Representatives to honor that commitment," said Congressman Lankford. "Americans were rightly outraged by its passage and have continued to resist a job-destroying, government-takeover of health care. Those voices have not been ignored and the pledge to make government smaller and less intrusive is well underway.
"A clean slate that will allow us to enact common-sense reforms is the only solution. I urge the Senate to immediately take up repeal legislation and allow a vote to come to the floor. Senate Democrats now need to defend their plan and explain to the country how increased spending, higher taxes, more regulations and growing bureaucracy will lead to better health care outcomes and economic growth.
"I look forward to beginning work tomorrow to replace this law with reforms that give greater power to patients and encourages economic vitality. This is the United States; we can and must do better. It's time to attain higher standards and reforms that the American people can be proud of."
Note: Video of Congressman Lankford's remarks from yesterday's House proceedings can be found here.