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July 29th, 2010

King’s Discharge Petition Backed by Entire House Republican Leadership

House Democrats who voted against Obamacare must choose: stand by their “No” votes or stand with Speaker Pelosi

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King today released the following statement praising the Republican Leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives for backing Discharge Petition #11, which, once signed by 218 Members of the House, will force a vote on the House floor on King’s legislation to repeal ‘Obamacare.’

“We’ve reached an important milestone in the effort to bring repeal legislation to the floor. Last night, Rep. Joe Barton, Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Dave Camp, Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee, signed the Discharge Petition, filling out the ranks of the ‘designated’ Republican leadership in the House. This sends an unmistakable message to the American people: House Republicans have heard their calls for 100% repeal of ‘Obamacare,’ and we’re ready to deliver,” said King.

“Discharge Petition #11 now has 162 signatures on it,” King continued. “None of the 34 House Democrats who voted against ‘Obamacare’ have yet signed on, while all but 13 House Republicans have or have agreed to do so. House Democrats who claim to oppose ‘Obamacare’ now face a clear choice: stand with their ‘No’ vote on ‘Obamacare’ by signing the discharge petition, or stand with Speaker Pelosi by refusing to do so. The American people won’t be fooled: they understand that those who refuse to sign this discharge petition are, in fact, supporters of ‘Obamacare.’”

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