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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Congressman Jason Smith Votes to Defund ObamaCare

Sep 20, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Friday, September 20, 2013, Congressman Jason Smith voted in support of a House continuing resolution that will defund ObamaCare while keeping the federal government open. The legislation passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 230-189.

Earlier today Smith spoke on the House floor urging his colleagues to defund ObamaCare.

Click HERE to watch Congressman Jason Smith’s remarks on the House floor.

Below is a transcript of Congressman Jason Smith’s remarks on the House floor urging his colleagues to defund ObamaCare:

Madame Speaker, when I talk to folks back home in my rural Missouri district, it remains clear that our families and businesses want to defund Obamacare. As time goes on, the list of problems with the President’s healthcare mandate gets longer.  The reality of rising premiums, job-killing mandates, and jeopardized patient care are proof that this unworkable legislation must be stopped.

Today, the House of Representatives will vote to defund President Obama’s healthcare law. This vote will be a victory for my constituents who are adamantly opposed to ObamaCare and the disastrous impact it will have on our rural economy.

After the House of Representatives votes to defund ObamaCare today, the United States Senate must justify to the American people why ObamaCare is too harmful for businesses, but should still be forced on families and individuals. The Senate must justify why special interests are eligible for waivers and delays while average Americans will be hit with ObamaCare’s tsunami of mandates, fines and confusion.

Madame Speaker, I urge the United States Senate to follow the House’s lead and defund ObamaCare.