Aderholt Statement on Plans to Repeal Obamacare and Defund Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), today released a statement concerning his vote to repeal Obamacare and to target funding for Planned Parenthood.
“This is the first time since Obamacare was forced on the American people in 2010 that a bill which actually repeals Obamacare will land on the President’s desk. For the first time, the President will have to sign the bill or veto it – no hiding behind comments about Congress. In these six years it has become clear Obamacare is a failed law. How do we know it has failed? Just look to the millions of families across our country that are struggling each month to pay higher premiums with huge out of pocket expenses for less coverage.
“This bill today is just the beginning of the legislative confrontations that will occur under the new Speaker. Along with fighting Obamacare, it is just as important to fight Planned Parenthood and its atrocious activities. Congress is not going to take a back-seat to the presidential campaigns. Instead, we will assert the people's priorities through legislation. The time to act is now, as the country and the American people cannot wait any longer.
“It is not enough to try to play defense against the President's failed policies; instead we will roll up our sleeves to craft tough legislation and take the fight to the White House. We must take the fight to the President -- as only Nick Saban can win playing defense all the time."
In Washington Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.
For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www.aderholt.house.gov.