Rep Rick Allen Applauds Passage of Reconciliation in House, Repeals Key Provisions of Obamacare through Budget Process

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Washington, October 23, 2015 | comments

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which repeals key provisions of Obamacare through the budget reconciliation process.  H.R. 3762 combines legislation from three house committees to repeal provisions in Obamacare, and passed the House by a vote of 240-189.

“Having spent almost 40 years in business, I know what it takes to balance a budget—and our House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price did a great job by building consensus and passing the first budget since 2001 that balances in less than 10 years without a single tax increase. Part and parcel with balancing the budget is repealing key job-killing provisions of Obamacare that are burdening our families and businesses. This important legislation repeals the individual and employer mandates, the medical device tax, and the outrageous Cadillac tax; thereby unburdening families and businesses from these harmful mandates.

Georgians throughout the 12th district are depending on Congress to repeal these oppressive mandates. This act is a necessary step toward implementing real, patient-centered health care reform, getting our economy back on the right track, and empowering the American people instead of Washington, D.C.”

Reconciliation is a powerful, filibuster-proof budget procedure used to expedite spending reform. House Ways & Means, Energy & Commerce, and Education & the Workforce  Committees submitted legislation that were combined into H.R. 3762, pursuant to the reconciliation instructions in this year’s balanced budget resolution. This important legislation is projected to reduce deficits by $130 billion over the next ten years. 

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