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Griffith Statement on ObamaCare and the CR

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today regarding the defunding of ObamaCare through the Continuing Resolution (CR):

"One of my first votes in the U.S. House of Representatives was to repeal ObamaCare. While the repeal passed the House, the Senate has failed to take action. In order for legislation to become law, it requires passage by both chambers and the President's signature.

"I support defunding this egregious law, but using the Continuing Resolution to do so is not the proper vehicle. House rules do not allow for it. The appropriate legislative mechanism is one where mandatory spending, such as the $105.5 billion allocated for ObamaCare implementation, can be altered.

"I do not want a Nancy Pelosi style of government where we disregard the rules and run roughshod. Instead, I want a government that follows the rules, preserving the integrity of the institution. Following the rules can be frustrating at times, but it is one aspect of the 112th Congress that differs from the 111th."


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