Pence: House Republicans “know that taxpayers want Washington to repeal the government takeover of health care.”
Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement today after House Democrats voted down a Republican motion that would have repealed ObamaCare’s individual mandate:
"The American people have rejected the president's government takeover of health care but Washington Democrats are not listening. This afternoon Democrats rejected a motion by House Republicans to repeal one of the most onerous elements of ObamaCare: the individual mandate that will tax and penalize Americans who do not buy government-approved health insurance.
"House Republicans have been listening to the American people. Through AmericaSpeakingOut.com, town halls, emails and phone calls, we know that taxpayers want Washington to repeal the government takeover of health care. House Republicans are ready to start over on a measure which actually lowers costs without imposing burdensome job-killing mandates that put the government between patients and their doctors."