Burgess Supports Continuing Resolution
Posted by Bruce Harvie on September 20, 2013 | comments
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Burgess Supports Continuing Resolution
“ I’m very thankful for the hard work of Senator Cruz, we wouldn’t be here today if it 
weren’t for his vision and his leadership.”

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), voted in favor of H.J. RES. 59, a continuing resolution for the fiscal year of 2014. The continuing resolution ensures that the government will be funded until December 15th, while simultaneously removing the discretionary funding for the Affordable Care Act. The legislation passed by a 230 – 189 margin in the House of Representatives.

“I’m grateful for the fact”, said Burgess, “that we are here today with this opportunity to deliver for the American people. I’m also very thankful for the hard work of Senator Cruz, we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for his vision and his leadership.”

“It has been increasingly clear for a long time”, continued Burgess “how dangerous this bill is to people’s health and our economy. The administration has all but admitted the failure of this legislation as they’ve continually delayed and discarded of parts of the law. It’s time for us to stop throwing money at this flawed legislation and get to work providing real health care solutions for American families.”

In Case You Missed It: The Texas Republican delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter today to every member of the United States Senate, urging senators to unite with them in the effort to defund Obamacare through the continuing resolution.
The full text of the letter is below. For a PDF of the letter with signatures click here.

“The Republicans in the House have stood up for the health and well-being of the American people and sent a clear message to President Obama: Obamacare is destroying jobs, reducing full-time jobs to part-time jobs, ending health insurance policies that people want to keep, and forcing doctors that patients loved to leave the practice of medicine. 

Obamacare is causing insurance rates and healthcare costs to skyrocket. Real people are being told they will not get the procedures or medical devices they need. Doctors and patients need to make these life-and-death decisions, not Obamacare bureaucrats, especially when the consequences could be fatal.

The House has voted 41 times to defund, delay and repeal this flawed law, and we have successfully repealed seven hurtful, abusive and wasteful Obamacare programs. Today we passed a continuing resolution to ensure that no more taxpayer dollars are wasted on Obamacare.

Now, it is up to the Republicans and like-minded Democrats in the Senate to continue the charge to defend the American people from this disaster to their health and finances. We urge you to use all of the legislative tools at your disposal, including the filibuster, to protect America from this train wreck.

Now is the time for the Senate to stand up for all those constituents who spoke so passionately at our town hall meetings about the irreparable harm Obamacare is causing. They did not want it passed; it is worse than they thought; so now they want it stopped.

We urge you to stand with us.”

Read the FULL text of the letter, here.

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