From the Conference
Joint Statement: Senate Republican Leadership Calls For Votes on Employer and Individual Mandate Delays
Jul 17 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senate Republican leadership, including Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), Conference Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.), Policy Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Conference Vice Chairman Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), tonight issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives' bipartisan passage of both the employer and individual mandate delays:
"The president has now acknowledged that a significant component of his health care law is broken and has delayed enforcement of ObamaCare's employer mandate. We applaud the House of Representatives' action tonight to ensure that all Americans are protected from ObamaCare's costly mandates and we call on the Majority Leader to bring this legislation to the Senate floor for a vote. If Senate Democrats agree with the president that employers should be protected from ObamaCare's costly mandate, do they also believe that the rest of America should have that same protection? Rather than a delay for some, we need permanent delay for all Americans."