September 27, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today voted against final passage of the Continuing Resolution after Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democrats passed an amendment to remove the provisions that would defund the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare.
“Today I kept my promise to Oklahomans that I would not vote for a continuing resolution that funds the President's disastrous health care law," said Inhofe. "Sen. Reid recently said his goal was to move this health care law to a single-payer system, or socialized medicine, which in countries where this has been implemented have a reduced quality of and access to health care. We are beginning to see the effects of that here. Premiums are skyrocketing, and Americans' options for care are disappearing along with their existing policies and family doctors. Furthermore, businesses are choosing not to expand and are reducing employees’ hours to avoid the outrageous penalties from the law. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress and do whatever it takes to fight for ObamaCare to be defunded and repealed."
On Sept. 24 and 25, Inhofe joined Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on the Senate floor and shared concerns from his constituents should ObamaCare go into effect. The Sept. 24 floor time can be found by clicking here, and the Sept. 25 time by clicking here.
Inhofe is an original co-signer of Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-Utah) letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) stating the he and 11 other Republican colleagues will not support a continuing resolution that funds further implementation or enforcement of ObamaCare. A copy of the letter can be read by clicking here.
Inhofe is also a co-sponsor of Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) amendment to end exemptions for White House political appointees and subsidies for Members of Congress and their staff enrolled in ObamaCare’s health insurance exchanges.