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March 21st, 2010

King and Latham’s Statements on Passage of Liberal Health Care Bill

stevekingWASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Steve King (R-IA) tonight made the following statement following the passage of the liberal health care bill.

“The majority of Americans, including the tens of thousands of patriots who poured into Washington, DC this weekend, will not stand by while Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi tear the Constitution to shreds. This bill forces Americans to pay for other people’s abortions, puts the government in charge of 18 percent of our private sector economy, provides health care benefits to illegal immigrants, cuts half a trillion dollars from Medicare and diminishes our liberty.

“Americans across the country are outraged that liberals have made an unconstitutional bill full of special interest bribes the law of the land. Democrats will pay a price for their overreach. This fight is far from over. Now the work begins to repeal this monstrosity and restore the principles of freedom that made America a great nation.”

Rep. Tom Latham, R-Ames, issued the following statement after the health care vote:

“The overwhelming lesson learned from tonight’s vote is that Washington has no interest in listening to the American people. Iowans have made it clear their top health care priority is lower health insurance premiums and lower health care costs without threatening their own access to health care. Not one provision in the thousands of pages of the Democrat bill will lower premiums or costs by a single penny. Instead this bill imposes new taxes, fees and iron-fisted federal mandates on health care providers, employers and citizens during the most uncertain economic times in a generation. Americans deserve better from their leaders in Washington.”

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