August 13, 2013
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised the decision of Judge Ronald White to deny the government’s motion to dismiss Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s case against the Affordable Care Act. The decision was issued Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee.
“The court’s ruling signifies a first-stage victory for Oklahomans and the rest of the nation in dismantling the President’s health care law and its broken promises,” said Inhofe. “Through the IRS, the Administration has attempted to redefine ObamaCare’s mandate tax and unlawfully hike fees on employers in Oklahoma and the 33 other states that chose not to participate in the state health care exchange. Attorney General Pruitt’s case exposed this overreach, and it’s no wonder the Obama Administration attempted to thwart his efforts in court. I applaud Pruitt’s hard work. It has served as a reminder of how expensive and burdensome ObamaCare will be on our economy. Not only will the law stifle innovation and act as a disincentive for job growth, but it will ultimately hurt the very group of people President Obama promised to help.”