TIBERI: ONE STEP CLOSER TO ABSOLVING UNSUSTAINABLE HEALTH MANDATE
U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, issued the following statement on the passage of the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act (CLASS Act repeal):
“Passing this bill puts us one step closer to fulfilling our promise of repealing the Democrats’ government take-over of health care. While I will continue fighting for the full repeal of Obamacare, I am pleased that we’re chipping away the massive law. Even the White House admitted the long-term care program was unsustainable and insolvent. In fact the measure was opposed by Republicans, Democrats, seniors, and fiscal watchdogs because it was filled with a budget gimmick, leading to another government mandate. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to pass this repeal, removing any possibility of it being implemented and strapping Americans with tax hikes.”
The bill passed the House by a vote of 267-159 late Wednesday and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
In addition to the House-passed repeal of the CLASS Act, all repeals of the Democrats' health care law that have been enacted are a result of efforts by the House Ways and Means Committee. Those actions include: