Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2667, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act; and H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act:
"Today the House of Representatives stood up for young adults, working families and small businesses alike and voted in a bipartisan capacity to repeal the onerous individual and business mandates contained in the President's health care law.
"The Obama administration earlier this month admitted what millions of Americans have known for some time: Obamacare is unworkable, unaffordable and not what the President promised.
"Today's action builds upon the Administration's own decision to delay for one year the employer mandates by also exempting individuals from the taxes, mandates and penalties under the health care law next year. The American people deserve the same relief.
"While I continue to support a permanent delay of ObamaCare and enactment of effective, common-sense reforms that actually lower health care costs, the House-passed measure does provide taxpayers and job creators some temporary relief from this misguided law."