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April 14th, 2011

House Passes King’s Language to Defund ObamaCare

Congressman Steve King released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed language he introduced to block the continued funding of ObamaCare. King’s language blocks any funds contained within the FY 2011 continuing resolution from being spent on the implementation of ObamaCare, and it shuts off $105.5 billion in automatic appropriations for the law’s implementation that were included in the ObamaCare legislation itself.

“The House has now gone on record in support of my efforts to eliminate $105.5 billion in automatic appropriations built into ObamaCare,” said King. “The funding prohibition passed by the House today would not only block funding contained within the FY 2011 continuing resolution from being spent on ObamaCare, but it would also shut off $105.5 billion in automatic funding for its implementation that was contained in the law itself.

As I have long argued, blocking ObamaCare’s automatic funding is necessary to prevent the Obama administration from putting the pieces of this unconstitutional law into place. It is important that the majority of Americans who support repealing and defunding ObamaCare know where their Member of Congress stands, and today’s vote should make that clear.”

As background, on February 14, the Washington Times published an op-ed by Congressman King in which he called for the inclusion of  language in the continuing resolution to block all funding for ObamaCare. With today’s vote, the House has gone on record in support of King’s initiative to defund ObamaCare.

The vote on King’s language took place as a result of the compromise that was struck last week by Speaker Boehner, Senator Reid and President Obama over legislation to fund the federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal year, FY 2011. The agreement provided for an up or down vote on King’s language as an “enrollment correction” to the FY 2011 continuing resolution that the House passed earlier in the day.

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