Johnson votes to derail ObamaCare, prevent government shutdown

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Washington, September 20, 2013 | comments

Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) released the following statement on the funding measure for the beginning of FY 2014, dubbed the ‘continuing resolution’ or ‘CR’ for short. 

Johnson serves on the Ways and Means Committee, where he chairs the Social Security Subcommittee.

“Today, House Republicans did what’s best for the American people – prevent a government-shutdown and defund ObamaCare fully and permanently. American taxpayers voted for a Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representative to roll back the unworkable and unaffordable healthcare law.  As a fiscal hawk, I know we must maintain spending cuts and defund ObamaCare to get our fiscal house in order.  That’s exactly what this bill does,” said Johnson.

“Folks back home have said loud and clear – they’ve had enough of Washington’s out-of-control spending and want ObamaCare scraped from the books.  I urge our friends in the Senate to act and use all of the tools at their disposal to protect hardworking Americans from this terrible law.” 

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