Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 436, the Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012.
"House Republicans have voted over two dozen times to repeal, defund, or disassemble the president's government takeover of healthcare law. The medical device excise tax included in ObamaCare will destroy jobs and increase the difficulty for small business to grow. For the past forty months, our nation's unemployment rate has remained above eight percent. In order for our economy to strengthen and recover successfully, Congress must pass legislation encouraging job creation, rather than implementing policies that will stifle it. As a cosponsor of this legislation, I am proud to see it pass in the House of Representatives. I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to vote in favor of this bill, which promotes job creation and economic growth."