House Votes to Repeal ObamaCare: Statement from Chairman BozellJanuary 19, 2011
I want to congratulate the 246 House members who today voted to uphold the Constitution by voting to repeal ObamaCare. While this is an impressive victory for the American people, there is still work to be done and we will not rest until ObamaCare has been pulled out by its roots.
Members recognized that ObamaCare is a ball-and-chain on our economy, depressing job growth and holding us back from any chance at economic recovery. Those who voted for repeal listened to the central message of this past November’s election when the American people rebelled against this massive federal imposition of bureaucratic controls over our health and our personal lives. But this is not the end of the road.
Now we are putting the U.S. Senate on notice. Harry Reid is single-handedly holding the will of the people hostage by suggesting he will not bring ObamaCare repeal to the floor for an up or down vote. Every Senator must publicly call on the Majority Leader to bring this to the floor and tell the American people how they would vote on repeal. Senator Reid may feel he can ignore us for six years but his colleagues know they cannot. We will be listening carefully and watching what they do. This will clearly be an issue in the next cycle and we will not forget.
Please contact your Senators and let them know that the American people are watching and will remember what they do. The 2012 election is underway and anyone who ignores the will of the voters will be held accountable. Tell them you want the vote YES in an up or down vote to repeal ObamaCare.