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Smith Statement on the Supreme Court's Consideration of the President's Health Care Law

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement after oral arguments before the Supreme Court concluded on the President's health care law:

"I am encouraged by the dialogue at the Supreme Court over the past few days," said Smith. "If the federal government has the power to force you to purchase a product, there virtually would be no limit to what activity it could control. It should not be illegal for Nebraskans to take care of themselves."

Smith signed a legal brief with 119 Members of Congress and more than 144,000 Americans urging the Supreme Court to rule against the mandate's severability and render the entire law invalid. Smith is also a co-sponsor of H.R. 2, which would repeal the President's health care law, formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


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