WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today released the following statement after the House passed HR 4118, the Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness(SIMPLE Fairness) Act:
“If the President is going to continue to give breaks to businesses with big checkbooks, he should extend the same relief to hardworking Americans. The Administration knows this health care law is not working, yet the President has only made sure that businesses get breaks from the law’s penalties while middle-class Americans remain on the hook.
“Americans have a hard enough time making ends meet in this struggling economy, and they need real solutions to stop their health care costs from rising. That’s just what the SIMPLE Fairness Act does. This legislation – passed by a strong bipartisan vote – would eliminate the individual mandate tax for the rest of the year, because that’s the kind of fair solution that protects all Americans.”