U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after Politico reported today that members of Congress are seeking to exempt themselves and congressional staff from Obamacare:
"I will oppose any effort to give Congress a special exemption from Obamacare. Congress put this train wreck in motion, and we should be hit by the train along with the rest of America. The fact that Democrats are among those trying to escape Obamacare makes it all the more important that they remain trapped. Once Democrats suffer the consequences of the law, perhaps they'll join me in working to repeal it.
"Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office said that Congress is not and never will be exempt from Obamacare. It's important for the American people to know that this is not true. Senator Reid's leadership staff, along with all congressional leadership and committee staff members, are already exempt from the law. Even worse, President Obama, his Cabinet and the rest of the administration are exempt from Obamacare. Americans are rightly outraged by this hypocrisy, and I call on Democrat and Republican leaders to force the federal government to suffer under Obamacare along with America's families and businesses."
Rep. Graves is the author of the Defund Obamacare Act (H.R. 1005).