Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises and senior Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement today after voting to repeal Obamacare:
"The people of New Jersey already struggle to pay some of the highest taxes in the nation. I cannot, in good conscience, stand by and watch the same people experience huge increases in their healthcare premiums. A central tenet of the President's healthcare bill was to lower premiums. Unfortunately, the "Affordable' Care Act has turned out to be everything but affordable. Today I cast my vote for the people of New Jersey--my constituents who do not want a government-run healthcare system, who do not want to pay more in taxes, and who cannot afford higher premiums. Now that even the Democrats are acknowledging that Obamacare is a "train wreck,' I hope the Senate will immediately take up today's repeal bill. We can get our healthcare system and our economy back on track, but it must start with the full repeal of Obamacare."