Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) issued the following statement today after voting to repeal the Democrats' job-destroying health care bill:
"Today's vote was the first step toward undoing the damage the Democrats' job-destroying health care bill has inflicted on our economy and our way of life. I voted to repeal the health care bill because I remain convinced it is a fundamentally flawed piece of legislation that is stifling economic growth and job creation in the United States. Not just that, but I believe the individual mandate is unconstitutional and in direct opposition to the vision the founding fathers had for our country.
"Having voted to repeal the Democrats' job-destroying health care bill, I understand how important it is that Republicans offer alternative solutions to reforming health care in the United States. We need to replace this misguided legislation with real reforms that do not come at the expense of American jobs and economic prosperity. Republicans remain committed to lowering health care costs, expanding access to all Americans and preventing government intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship."