Sept. 30, 2013. Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement on passage in the House of Representatives of a continuing resolution that delays Obamacare and fully repeals the law’s medical device tax:
“Yesterday, I joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives to pass an amended continuing resolution that maintains government funding while also providing fairness for all Americans by delaying Obamacare for one year. The House also passed a second amendment that will fully repeal the law’s job killing medical device tax.
The amendments passed yesterday are important first steps toward fully repealing Obamacare and replacing it with sensible healthcare reform that keeps costs down and protects access to coverage.
It is now time for the Senate to take up and pass this legislation to keep the government open and protect Americans from Obamacare’s disastrous effects. Should they fail to act, the House has also passed a bill to ensure the brave men and women of our armed forces do not miss a paycheck should there be a government shutdown.”