Rep. Quayle Statement on House Passage of H.R. 1213
WASHINGTON (D.C.) Congressman Ben Quayle (R-AZ) released the following statement Tuesday following House passage of H.R. 1213 a bill that would repeal Section 1311 (a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which allows the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary to provide unlimited funding to states to set up insurance exchanges.
“Today’s vote is the latest action taken by the House Republican Majority to dismantle and defund Obamacare. With America more than $14 trillion in the red, we can’t afford federal programs funded by blank checks. While our health care system is in need of smart reforms, we cannot recklessly spend money we don’t have to achieve them. As we work to block Obamacare’s funding and implementation, House Republicans will continue to do everything possible to make sure this job-crushing law does not take hold.”