Congress Repeals Obamacare, Defunds Planned Parenthood

January 6, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.

“I was pleased that the House today voted to send to the President’s desk a bill to gut ObamaCare and strip Planned Parenthood of funding for a year.

The American people know what a failure ObamaCare has been.  Many of my constituents lost their coverage, while others have had their premiums skyrocket and benefits cut. ObamaCare puts government in the way of the doctor-patient relationship in a way that has harmed our freedoms and our medical care at the same time.

The American people also know the horrors of Planned Parenthood.  The videos that have streamed over the internet in the last year opened the eyes of millions to the atrocities that are routinely committed in Planned Parenthood facilities around our country.  While I am glad that this bill would defund Planned Parenthood for a year, I look forward to having the ability to permanently remove all federal funding eligibility from this awful business. The American people should never have their hard earned money go to an organization that murders the unborn.

While I know that the President will veto this legislation, I am happy that Republican Leadership is planting this flag in 2016 for future Congresses to note. The American people will not settle for anything less than the full repeal of ObamaCare, and this Congress showed today that we know this to be true.  I eagerly await the opportunity in 2017 to build on what we’ve done today and eliminate ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood funding forever.”