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Rep. Rob Bishop Delivers Remarks in Favor of Repealing Obamacare
States and people, not Washington, best suited to address healthcare needs
Washington, Jul 10, 2012 - WASHINGTON–Today U.S. Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of legislation that would fully repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare.”
In his remarks, Bishop addressed Democrat rhetoric that the House should not be repealing the costly healthcare tax, but rather voting on more jobs bills. Bishop noted that to date, House Republicans have passed more than 30 bills that would create jobs--all of which are sitting idle in the Senate with Senate Democrats refusing to bring them to the floor for a vote.Bishop also addressed the importance of allowing states, not the federal government, to determine how to best address the healthcare needs of this country. He specifically recognized the 10th Amendment as the safeguard established by the Founding Fathers that was intended to restrain federal power, entrusting the primary responsibilities of governance to the people and states. This amendment was to prevent the federal government from infringing on the rights of people and imposing one-size-fits-all policies such as Obamacare.