Sen. Toomey Issues Statement On Obamacare & CR
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has released the following statement on Obamacare and the House-passed continuing resolution (CR) currently under consideration in the Senate:
“From the start, my goal has been, and continues to be, to completely repeal the President’s health care law as soon as possible. Obamacare hurts our economy, shrinks paychecks, and moves our health care system in the wrong direction. It is simply not fixable.
“With President Obama in the White House and the Democratic party controlling the Senate, full repeal, unfortunately, cannot be achieved now. However, I believe that, right now, we can delay and dismantle some of the most egregious flaws in this law – flaws which have been acknowledged by lawmakers in both parties. I, therefore, intend to offer reasonable amendments that would help achieve this objective, including for instance, a measure to repeal the health care law’s medical device tax which drives up costs for patients and threatens Pennsylvania jobs.
“If Majority Leader Reid insists on granting himself the power to gut the House-passed bill with 51 votes, while preventing me and other Senators from even offering amendments with broad bipartisan support, I will vote against cloture on the bill.”