Congressman

Cynthia Lummis

Representing Wyoming

Lummis Statement on Administration Carving Out Obamacare Subsidy for Members of Congress

Lummis holds Democratic colleague’s feet to the fire on Obamacare exemption for Members of Congress; cosponsors bill expanding Obamacare to the White House and entire Executive Branch.

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Washington, Aug 2, 2013 | Christine D'Amico ((202) 225-2311) | comments
In a characteristically familiar late night notice Thursday, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that Members of Congress and their staffs would continue to receive a 75% subsidy for their health insurance plans when Obamacare shifts into full gear in 2014. In response, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo) issued the following statement. She also cosponsored Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s (MI-4) HR 1780, legislation that would make the President, Vice President, White House staff and all federal employees obtain their health care through Obamacare.
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In a characteristically familiar late night notice Thursday, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that Members of Congress and their staffs would continue to receive a 75% subsidy for their health insurance plans when Obamacare shifts into full gear in 2014.  In response, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo) issued the following statement.  She also cosponsored Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s (MI-4) HR 1780, legislation that would make the President, Vice President, White House staff and all federal employees obtain their health care through Obamacare.

“Isn’t it ironic that the same Members so gung-ho to cram this down the throats and into the pocketbooks of American citizens are now the first in line for a subsidy,” Rep. Lummis said. “It is particularly shameful that this plan to rescue Congress came from a President and Administration perfectly content with keeping their taxpayer-subsidized health benefits while the rest of the country has to deal with Obamacare.  Member of Congress should be the first to experience the consequences of Obamacare, especially those Members who supported it. And while we’re at it, the President and rest of the Executive Branch should also have to obtain their healthcare through Obamacare just like any other American citizen.”

 

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