U.S. Congressman LOUIE GOHMERT: Proudly Serving the First District of Texas


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Gohmert Opposed to Continuing Resolution that Funds Obamacare

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Washington, September 10, 2013 | comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today concerning his decision to vote against a Continuing Resolution that provides any funding to Obamacare:  

“Obamacare is not only killing jobs – it will ultimately destroy healthy, happy lives. I cannot in good faith vote for a Continuing Resolution that funds this healthcare monstrosity. It puts the government squarely between seniors and the care they need. It hires thousands of IRS agents and bureaucrats who will not provide an iota of healthcare, and yet will force young people to pay more than ever for what little they get, all while leaving potentially many more without insurance than had no insurance when it was passed. The American people deserve better and deserve to make their own choices.

I will continue to listen to the cries of those in my district, but the hue and cry is mostly from those who are getting less health insurance while being required to pay far more, as well as, those who have lost their jobs or had their hours reduced and lost their insurance altogether. If Obamacare is the cure, the cure is worse than the disease. We have some responsible heathcare reform alternatives that deserve consideration. So, I will vote against anything that empowers this destructive legislation to cripple and harm precious lives while devastating the national economy.”

Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.

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