Congressman

Cynthia Lummis

Representing Wyoming

Lummis Votes to Keep the Government Operating While Defunding Obamacare

House Passes Continuing Resolution 230-189

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Washington, Sep 20, 2013 | Joe Spiering ((202) 225-2311) | comments
“We’re giving the Senate another chance to join the House in sparing all Americans the onslaught of Obamacare by permanently defunding it as part of the bill to fund the government."
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Today U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted with the majority of her colleagues to permanently defund Obamacare as part of the Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government. The CR will now be sent to the Senate for approval.

“We’re giving the Senate another chance to join the House in sparing all Americans the onslaught of Obamacare by permanently defunding it as part of the bill to fund the government. When Obamacare was passed by a Democrat Congress and President, we were told that we would have to wait to find out what was in it. Three years and tens of thousands of pages of mandates and regulations later, the verdict is in—the law will limit individual freedom, kill jobs, and break the budget. Instead of President Obama picking and choosing which parts of the law to enforce and whose freedom to limit, we need to stop Obamacare in its entirety before it afflicts America.”

The Continuing Resolution passed by the House: 

    • Fully Defunds Obamacare: The CR includes language to permanently and fully defund Obamacare spending by prohibiting future spending and rescinding all unobligated balances. 

    • Funds the Government through December 15th: This short-term funding bill keeps the government running and gives the House an opportunity to continue its work on the FY2014 bills to guarantee that House Republican priorities are reflected in the bills sent to the Senate. 

    • Funds the Government at current levels: The bill continues current discretionary spending levels of approximately $986 billion and maintains the sequester. 

    • Prevents a default and protects Social Security payments: Incorporation of the House-passed Full Faith and Credit Act removes the President’s threats of default from the table should the debt limit be reached by requiring the U.S. Treasury to prioritize payments on our debt. It also ensures that Social Security benefits payments continue in the event the U.S. hits its debt limit. 
 
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