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Cornyn Votes to Defund Obamacare


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after cosponsoring and voting for an amendment to the Continuing Budget Resolution sponsored by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to defund the President's health care law:

"Obamacare has driven up insurance premiums, caused employers to drop coverage, and stifled small businesses from expanding across the country. Texas should fight tooth and nail to resist what amounts to an unprecedented expansion of federal power from this Administration.

"Obamacare should be repealed and replaced with reforms that expand access and enhance care without adding trillions of dollars to the national debt and inserting Washington bureaucrats between Americans and their doctors."

Sen. Cornyn has voted to repeal the health care law several times, and has led the charge to repeal the bill's Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a Medicare-rationing board of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats.

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