Statements from Salmon, Gosar on today’s Obamacare defunding vote

| September 20 2013

Salmon Applauds Passage of Continuing Resolution
Calls for Senate Democrats to Put Aside Political Pride

Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the passage of H.J. Res. 59, the continuing resolution that would fund the government and defund Obamacare.

“House Republicans voted today with overwhelming unity to pass the continuing resolution and keep the government operating. An ever-growing majority of Americans – including a majority in my own district – are already feeling the damage brought from Obamacare and want our elected officials to do something to stop it. This bill does just that by defunding it.

I am proud Speaker Boehner and our Republican leadership brought this bill to the floor and I am ready for our Republican colleagues in the Senate to continue this critical fight. Now it is up to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama to put politics aside, stop the harmful effects of Obamacare, and fund the government. I hope the President and Senate Democrats care more about protecting the American people than their own political pride.”

The House of Representatives passed H.J.Res. 59, the Continuing Appropriations Resolution of 2014 by a margin of 230 to 189.

 

Rep. Gosar Defends Americans: Votes to Keep Government Open and Defund Obamacare      

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution that funds everything in government at current spending levels except for Obamacare:

“Today, we stood up for the American people against the threats of President Obama’s administration. The government will keep running, sequester savings are locked in and the nightmare known as Obamacare has been defunded by the House. Now it’s up to the Senate to finally do the same.”

 

And from yesterday . . .

Salmon Stands with Senators Cruz and Lee and House Conservatives in Support of Defunding Obamacare

Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement after joining his fellow House and Senate conservatives in a press conference regarding the continuing resolution scheduled for a vote in the House this week.

“I ran for Congress to help lead the fight to defund, delay and dismantle the train wreck that is Obamacare, and from my first day in Washington I have done just that. Today, I stood with Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT) and my fellow House conservative colleagues to demonstrate our bicameral unity in our fight to finally defund Obamacare.

“This week, House leadership will bring a good bill to the floor that reflects the will of an ever-growing majority of Americans that want to keep the government operating and defund Obamacare. I commend Speaker Boehner for listening to the will of the people and bringing to the floor a plan that defunds Obamacare and keeps the government open. It is now up to Harry Reid and President Obama to put politics aside, stop the harmful effects of Obamacare, and avoid a government shutdown.”

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Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) delivers comments regarding the
coming vote on the continuing resolution and defunding Obamcare.

4 comments
dleeper47
dleeper47 moderator

Kudos to Reps. Salmon, Gosar, and 40+ other Reps who stood up for this kind of legislation before it was "safe" or "fashionable".

I especially like the "keep the govt funded" message, which counters the propaganda of the Left that Republicans want to "shut down the government".  That false message had been repeated so often in the past 10 weeks that even some conservative broadcasters were repeating it. Maybe now that will change.


rofomoreno
rofomoreno

@WesternFreePress @dleeper47 Did you note the reference of distinction by Salmon?  "Today, I stood with Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT)and my fellow House conservative colleagues to demonstrate our bicameral unity in our fight to finally defund Obama-care".

Is he throwing down the gauntlet to the less than conservative Repubs? Dropping a hint?