WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today applauded the Senate’s passage of S.Con.Res.3, a budget resolution for fiscal year 2017. The vote tees republicans up to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood using the budget reconciliation mechanism. The budget resolution passed the Senate by a vote of 51-48.
“Last night's vote paves a path for the Republican-led Senate to follow through on the promise we made to the American people; we are now set and ready to repeal Obamacare,” Inhofe said. “For the last seven years Americans all across the country have been feeling the devastating effects of this law. And Oklahoma has been among the worst hit. Individuals have lost their health plans and many families have seen their hard-earned dollars come up short when it comes to affording their skyrocketing healthcare premiums and deductibles. Repealing Obamacare will give us the opportunity to make things right again and will allow us to work with the incoming administration to ensure our healthcare system actually works for this country.”