Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled President Obama's health care legislation constitutional.
"Today, the Supreme Court ruled the individual mandate constitutional and with every fiber of my being, I vehemently disagree with their decision.
"The Constitution is a document that limits the powers of the federal government; it does not grant the federal government the power to force citizens to enter into private contracts.
"The high court's decision may be final, but that does not mean Congress must implement this law. Starting today, we will renew our effort to repeal this terrible legislation and replace it with patient centered solutions that are less bureaucratic, less costly, and less intrusive on the rights of Americans and the Constitution.
"In time, I hope that we are able to forever extinguish this ill-conceived and poorly defined congressional power."