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Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Madam Speaker, last week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt filed to join a Federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare, and I want to applaud Attorney General Schmidt, Governor Sam Brownback, and the 25 other States that have taken on the duty of correcting what this Congress did unconstitutionally last cycle.

Our Nation was founded on liberty, and that liberty was enshrined in our Constitution. They gave to us, as Members of Congress, certain powers, enumerated and very limited. The ObamaCare law strikes at the heart of that constitutional principle and for the first time requires every citizen of America and Kansas to buy a health care product or face a stiff penalty. Never before has Congress required anyone to buy a private product in this way. It can't be right. If that power were to exist in Congress, our power would be unlimited, and that's not how our Founders intended it.

I urge every one of my fellow colleagues to take aim at this law which threatens our liberty, our health care system, and jobs in America and Kansas.


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