Congressman Bob Goodlatte released the following statement tonight after voting in support of the Pay Our Military Act as well as amendments to the Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government, while also providing for a one-year delay of Obamacare:
"Over one week ago, I voted in support of bipartisan legislation to fund the federal government, which also included a provision to defund Obamacare. However, the Senate failed to pass this legislation and protect the American people from a law that will raise health care costs and restrict access. Tonight, I voted in support of the House's bipartisan compromise to delay implementation of the Obamacare train wreck for one year and keep the doors of the federal government open. I urge Harry Reid and the Democratic Leadership to accept this compromise.
"However if the Senate refuses to work with the House, Members of the Armed Forces should not be subject to the Senate's political ploys. The Pay Our Military Act ensures that members of the Armed Forces will continue to receive pay, even in the case of a government shutdown. If the Senate fails to pass this legislation, they will be denying our men and women in uniform, who serve and defend our nation, the pay they deserve, in the event of a Senate-induced government shutdown."