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Ross Will Introduce Amendment to CR to Ensure Congress Doesn't Get Obamacare "Fix"

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U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15) will introduce an amendment to the Continuing Resolution (CR) that will eliminate the Obamacare "fix" that the president asked OPM to give to Congress. He is circulating a letter to his colleagues for signatures to urge leadership to accept this amendment and allow Members to show their constituents that they stand with them.

"Obamacare is a bad law -- period. I have consistently voted to defund Obamacare, including my vote last week in support of the House-passed Continuing Resolution," said Ross.

"So if there are Members who won't vote to defund Obamacare -- like Harry Reid - let's pass a bill that those Members cannot disagree with -- that all laws must apply to everyone. That Congress can't get a "fix.' If we have to do a CR that funds Obamacare, we must ensure that everyone is subjected to it -- including Members and their staff. Given that the goal is to DEFUND Obamacare, I am hopeful that once all Members are subjected to it, everyone who doesn't already will realize how bad this law is and join together and eliminate Obamacare."

Background:
Ross is an original lead co-sponsor of H.R. 3076, the James Madison Congressional Accountability Act introduced September 10, 2013.
Ross voted on September 20, 2013 in support of the House-passed Continuing Resolution that would defund Obamacare and fund the government at sequester levels.
If a Member is interested in joining Rep. Ross to show support for his/her constituents, contact Kyle Glenn (kyle.glenn@mail.house.gov) by 5 p.m. today.
The Ross Amendment would apply to the president, vice president, political appointees, Members of Congress and their staff.


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