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Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Rule on Constitutionality of ObamaCare

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Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Founder and Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus, today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court announced it intends to review the constitutionality of ObamaCare:

"Since the passage of this job-killing piece of legislation, I have remained steadfast in my view that ObamaCare isn't just bad public policy, it's unconstitutional. The individual mandate represents an unprecedented power-grab by the federal government that undermines the vision our Founding Fathers had for this country. Should this provision be upheld, there would be virtually no limit on Washington's power to micromanage the lives of American citizens. Rulings in Florida and Virginia have already found the individual mandate to be unconstitutional. I am confident the Supreme Court will follow suit to safeguard our individual liberties and reaffirm the Founders' vision for America."

Garrett has long been an outspoken critic of the federal health care law, particularly the individual mandate. On the opening day of the 112th Congress, Garrett re-introduced H.R. 21, the Reclaiming Individual Liberty Act, which would repeal the individual mandate portion of the federal health care law on the grounds that it is unconstitutional.


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