Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise today issued the following statement regarding his amendment to the CR.
"This amendment reflects the hard work of many of us in the RSC who have fought to delay and defund Obamacare while ensuring that other government operations are funded and protecting the full faith and credit of the United States. I'm proud to continue that fight in the Rules Committee tonight," Scalise said. "For weeks, productive conversations have been underway as we work to use every legislative tool available to free hard-working Americans from President Obama's train-wreck of a health care law. Our objective has always been to achieve victory without a government shutdown, and House Republicans will continue fighting for the American people as we work to delay and defund Obamacare.
"President Obama has already agreed that his health care law is unworkable when he said he wants to delay it for big businesses and insurance companies, and it's only fair that we extend that same relief to all American families. Defund and delay of Obamacare should not be limited to the select few who have access to the White House, and that's why we are fighting to extend that relief to all American families."
The Scalise Amendment fully delays and defunds President Obama's health care law and protects the nation's credit rating by incorporating an amended version of the House-passed Full Faith and Credit Act.