Blackburn Statement on Latest House Proposal to Prevent a Government Shutdown


By:  Marsha Blackburn
Date: Sept. 30, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement regarding the latest House proposal to fund the government and protect American families from devastating consequences of President Obama's health care law.

"House Republicans continue to come to the table with proposals that will keep the government open and protect American families from the harmful effects of Obamacare. Our latest compromise is about fairness for all Americans, which is something that should have bipartisan support. No one deserves special treatment.

"A majority of Americans agree that Obamacare is having a devastating impact on businesses and families. The President has already delayed the employer mandate for his friends in big business and our proposal simply extends that relief to all hard-working taxpayers by delaying the individual mandate. It also ensures that all Members of Congress, the White House, and federal employees have to live under the same laws as the rest of the country. The Obamacare double standard that treats politicians in Washington better than the way it treats everyone else is a slap in the face of millions of hard-working people across our country. Obamacare treats some better than others and that's just simply not fair.

"I call on Senate Democrats to end the political gamesmanship and approve this continuing resolution in order to prevent a government shutdown and ensure everyone plays by the same rules. The President and his Democrat allies in the Senate shouldn't be able to shut down the government just so they can preserve special interest carve outs for the people they play golf with on the weekends."

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