Marino Joins with Graves, Growing Number of Republican Colleagues to Introduce a Stable, Secure, Fair CR

Press Release

Date: Sept. 17, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Representative Tom Marino (PA-10) joined with Representative Tom Graves (GA-14) and several House republican colleagues last week to introduce a continuing resolution (H.J.Res. 62) that will fund the government through fiscal year 2014 and fully delay and defund the president's healthcare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, until 2015.

"When I was first elected to represent the people of Pennsylvania's 10th District in 2010, I heard overwhelmingly from families and small businesses about the devastating effects of Obamacare. Since then, I have voted over 40 times to delay, dismantle, repeal and defund the president's unaffordable care act," Marino said.

The continuing resolution for fiscal year 2014 eliminates the threat of a potential government shutdown by fully funding the federal government at post-sequestration levels and prioritizing funding for our nation's military, national security and veterans. H.J.Res. 62 also provides healthcare fairness for all Americans by fully defunding and delaying implementation of Obamacare until 2015.

"The President knows his healthcare law increases average individual and family premiums, raises taxes across the board and will destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs, while doing nothing to address the real issues facing our nation's broken healthcare system," Marino said. "Unfortunately, mid-term elections are right around the corner and President Obama is perpetually on the campaign trail at the expense of all hardworking Americans."

A memorandum issued by the Congressional Research Service released earlier this month outlined 14 laws signed by President Obama and five additional rules implemented by his administration to either delay or amend parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the President's decision to exempt certain unions from Obamacare and a delay of the employer mandate until 2015.

"The president's special interest groups and big business backers have already received their exemptions from Obamacare. It's time we extend that same exemption to families and small businesses who are struggling to make ends meet and are now facing the requirement to purchase insurance at astronomical rates," said Marino.