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Rep. Graves Votes to Pull Obamacare Out by its Roots

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Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) voted in favor of H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Act. The bill would fully repeal the President's health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is commonly known as Obamacare. Rep. Graves is also a co-sponsor of the repeal legislation.

"The House took a positive and essential step today towards getting rid of Obamacare. Besides trampling on the Constitution and personal responsibility, the law is ungainly, intrusive into the families of America, and a drag on the American economy. It raises taxes, increases health care costs, and destroys jobs. At a time when the Congressional Budget Office is telling Americans the national debt will approach $20 trillion by the end of the decade, we simply can't afford to pay for the President's health care experiment. It's now time for the Senate to take up this bill so the American people can know where their Senators stand on Obamacare."

"Once we've woken up from the Obamacare nightmare, Republicans are committed to a thoughtful, common-sense approach to reforming the health care system in America. Any new reforms must let families make their own health choices, visit the doctors they want, and receive the care they and their doctor feel is best. It's time for a patient-centered, patient-driven, free market-focused solution for health care."

Background:

Today's vote was the 33rd time the Republican-led House has voted to dismantle part or all of Obamacare. The first bill Rep. Graves introduced when he became a member of Congress, H.R. 127, would defund Obamacare.


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