Aderholt Votes to Override President’s Veto of Obamacare Repeal
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement regarding his vote to override the President’s veto of the Obamacare Repeal.
“This afternoon I cast a vote to override President Obama’s recent veto of H.R. 3762, which would have repealed the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare). Ultimately the override attempt failed, but when this bill actually landed on the President’s desk last month, it forced him to look squarely in the face of the American people’s discontent and to defend his actions. The president can no longer look the other way, pretending that Obamacare is some sort of success.
“Since Obamacare’s implementation in 2013, millions upon millions of Americans have seen their premiums, deductibles and out of pocket expenses dramatically increase while the quality of their coverage has decreased. Serious change is needed to salvage our healthcare system and our family’s pocketbooks. The vote today to override the veto was an attempt to repeal Obamacare and move Members of Congress towards agreement that the law needs to be fixed.
“Just as important, this bill would not only have repealed Obamacare, it would also have stopped all federal dollars from flowing to Planned Parenthood. While this legislation ultimately was vetoed , this conservative Congress has laid the framework for how Congress will overturn this disastrous law after a Republican President is sworn into office next January.”
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.