Griffith Statement on Latest House Efforts to Keep the Government Open

Monday, September 30, 2013 | Andie Pivarunas (202-225-3861)

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement on the House of Representative’s latest proposal to keep the government open, which would also delay implementation of the health care law’s individual mandate for one year and end the federal government employer contribution towards the premium costs of employee health plans for Members of Congress, their staffs, the President, his staff, and political appointees:

“I remain opposed to the health care law known as Obamacare, and think it is bad medicine for Americans.  I will continue working to repeal and defund it.  As our work on that issue continues, I will be supporting the House of Representative’s latest efforts to compromise, keep the government open, and control spending.  With the passage of this compromise by the House, the Senate will again have the opportunity to join us in keeping the government open and ensuring fairness for all under Obamacare.  A vote in favor of this proposal would make sure that the President and Congress have to live with Obamacare like other Americans, and also would delay the individual mandate on the American people as President Obama delayed the employer mandate for American businesses.  I would strongly encourage the Senate to join us in supporting this measure.”

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