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March 16th, 2011

King Votes Against Three-Week Continuing Resolution

Congressman King keeps pledge to vote against CR that doesn’t block ObamaCare’s $105.5 billion in automatic funding.

Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting against the three-week continuing resolution considered by the House of Representatives today. Although the House passed the resolution, 54 Republicans voted against the measure, a sharp increase from the 6 Republicans who voted against the two-week CR passed on March 1.

“As I pledged to do, I voted against today’s continuing resolution because it did not contain language that would prevent over $105.5 billion in automatic appropriations for ObamaCare from being spent on implementing the unconstitutional law,” said King. “I will continue to vote against CR’s that lack such language.”

“It was interesting to see the sharp increase in the number of Republicans who voted against this short-term CR. Many of my colleagues share my concerns about ObamaCare’s automatic funding provisions, and they voted ‘No’. Others feel similarly strongly about the CR’s failure to include language that cuts off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and they also voted ‘No.'”

“Americans want ObamaCare defunded, and they do not want their tax dollars used to subsidize abortions. We must restore their confidence in this Congress, and we can begin to do so by including language to eliminate ObamaCare’s $105.5 billion automatic appropriations and to defund Planned Parenthood in any future CR’s.”

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