Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 45, which would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:
"Rising premiums, job killing tax increases, and infringements on religious liberty all make the case for repeal stronger than ever," said Nunnelee.
Congressman Nunnelee also expressed concern about the broad new powers the Internal Revenue Service receives in the Affordable Care Act:
"Using the tax collectors to intimidate political opponents is about the most anti-American activity our government could undertake. Given what we are finding out about the IRS, the last thing we should be doing is giving it an enormous new role to play in health care," said Nunnelee.
The vote for H.R. 45 marks the 37th time since being sworn in that Congressman Nunnelee has voted to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act.