U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-Dallas), a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement regarding the House's vote to repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act:
"I applaud today's action to repeal the unworkable long-term health program created by ObamaCare. Even President Obama and the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department have sided with Congressional Republicans, warning that the program is unsustainable and cannot be continued. ObamaCare included this financially irresponsible entitlement program because Democrats chose to legislate without revealing the contents of the bill to the American people. The CLASS Act was little more than a cynical budgetary gimmick to sell the unpopular government takeover to the American people, allowing Democrats to claim the new health care law cost $80 billion less than it actually does.
"Repealing the CLASS Act is only the latest of House Republicans' efforts to stand with the American people in the fight against a government takeover of our health care system. American families and small businesses have already witnessed firsthand the devastating impacts of ObamaCare -- rising health costs which discourage employers from hiring new workers, fewer choices and damaging cuts to Medicare. That is why House Republicans continue to pursue opportunities to repeal the health care law and promote an alternative plan to provide affordable, patient-driven solutions for the American people."