Johnson votes to keep government open, delay ObamaCare, protect troops

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Washington, September 29, 2013 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) released the following statement on the funding measure H.J.Res. 59, dubbed the ‘continuing resolution’ or ‘CR’ for short, to prevent a government shutdown.  Johnson also voted in favor of H.R. 3210, Pay Our Military Act, which ensures troops get paid in the event of a government shutdown.

“Once again, the Senate fails to listen to the American people.  They placed the unworkable health care law – that has been amended, repealed, or delayed at least 19 times - above a functioning government.  That’s why today, the House voted yet again to keep the government open, delay ObamaCare for one full year, and eliminate a tax on medical devices – a gimmick used to pay for ObamaCare – that hurts job creation. 

“More importantly, I voted to ensure our troops get paid, no matter what.  The brave men and women who put their lives on the line for our great country deserve our 110% support.

“It’s past time Mr. Reid and company compromise to do what is right for the American people.  Pass this bill and stop a government shutdown.”

Johnson serves on the Ways and Means Committee, where he chairs the Social Security Subcommittee. Johnson represents a significant portion of Collin County. 

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