Cole Votes for CR that Defunds Obamacare
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of a continuing resolution that keeps the government running without funding Obamacare. The resolution passed the House by a vote of 230-189.
“Today’s vote reminds all Americans that the president’s health care law remains unpopular and should not be implemented,” said Cole. “Ever since Obamacare was signed into law in 2010, House Republicans have worked tirelessly to repeal it partially or completely. While we have seen small victories in the fight to dismantle the law, the battle is far from over. This continuing resolution keeps the government running, but it also sends a clear message to the president that his law should never have passed in the first place and will only end in failure.
“House Republicans have now voted 41 times to defund or repeal Obamacare while the Senate has walked down the sad path of inaction and silence. It is high time for Senators to stand up for the American people and pass responsible legislation that lessens the burden of Obamacare. I hope that they take advantage of this golden opportunity.”