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Obamacare One Year Later

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One year ago today President Obama signed into law his job-killing Obamacare bill. U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) released the following statement on the one year anniversary:

"One year ago today, despite loud calls of protest from the American people, the President signed into law his job killing healthcare bill. In the time since, the American people and our economy have been paying the price for this senseless bill. Prior to the bill's passage, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously remarked, "we have to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it.' However, the average American knew full well then, as they do now, that this bill costs too much, taxes too much, helps too few and places a devastating burden on American businesses. Last November, Americans used their vote to send a clear message to Washington that this bill should be repealed. I understand the job that the people of Georgia's eighth Congressional District sent me to do, and my Republican colleagues in the House are heeding the calls for repeal as well.

"One of my very first votes as your Congressman was to repeal Obamacare. During the Continuing Resolution debate, I joined my House colleagues to pass nine bipartisan amendments aimed at reversing the damage done by Obamacare. And earlier this month we successfully passed H.R. 4, a bill that repealed the job-killing 1099 provision. Led by the Republican Majority, the House is using what power we have to follow-through with the will of the American people. However, we know that we cannot do it alone. We need our friends in the Senate and the President to take responsibility for their actions, and repeal this burdensome legislation. In the mean time my colleagues in the House and I will continue to keep the pressure on them. In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to pursue any opportunity to de-fund it, repeal it and replace Obamacare with common sense, market based solutions."


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