U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman issued the following statement in response to a federal judge's August 12th rejection of the Obama Administration's claim that IRS regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act would not harm Indiana schools:
"This ruling is a positive outcome for the rule of law and for the protections the law provides for regular Americans facing powerful federal agencies. This decision confirms concerns expressed in a letter I led last year with Members of the Indiana delegation asking the Administration about the impact IRS regulations could have on janitors, cafeteria workers, and other part-time school employees. It took over a year to hear back, and the Administration's response did not demonstrate adequate concern or understanding for these workers or the schools. I support Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's continuing efforts to protect our state and our schools."
- Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge William T. Lawrence rejected the IRS's claim that 39 Indiana public schools systems would not be harmed by Obamacare's employer mandate.
- On June 12, 2013, all seven Indiana House Republicans wrote the now-former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew about the hardships facing Indiana schools as a result of these IRS regulations.
- On June 23, 2014, the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at Treasury sent a one-and-a-half page response.