Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined forces 19 days ago in a bicameral effort to defund Obamacare. Congressman Graves’ bill has garnered its 100th cosponsor today: Republican Conference Vice Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS-02). From a presser issued from Congressman Graves’ office:
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves’ (R-GA-14) Defund Obamacare Act (H.R. 2682) gained its 100th cosponsor today when House Republican Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS-2) signed onto the bill. The milestone was reached just 19 days after Rep. Graves and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched a new bicameral effort to prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to fund Obamacare.
“Our 100 House cosponsors are backed by millions of Americans who want relief from Obamacare,” said Rep. Graves. “Families and individuals want to know why they still have to pay for and be punished by the law while businesses and special interests get a break. Congress has the power to right this wrong if we choose not to fund the law. I thank Vice Chair Jenkins and all the other cosponsors of the Defund Obamacare Act for joining what might be the last, best chance to stop the law and lift this burden off the backs of our constituents.”
“Since I came to Congress, I have repeatedly voted to repeal and defund the president’s health care law,” said Conference Vice Chair Jenkins. “Since this health care overhaul was forced on us, its price tag has nearly doubled and families and small businesses are paying the price. I am proud to join my colleagues as the 100th cosponsor of this important bill to defund this law for Kansans, and the majority of Americans who disapprove of it, while we work to implement common-sense healthcare solutions.”
The companion legislation in the Senate, introduced by Sen. Cruz, has 29 cosponsors.
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