Woodall Statement Regarding President Obama's Healthcare Remarks


Date: Nov. 14, 2013

U.S. Representative Rob Woodall issued the following statement with regard to President Obama's remarks concerning the healthcare policy cancellations for millions of Americans.

"I am pleased that the President is now willing to acknowledge that his bill is so clearly flawed, but I am once again very concerned about the unilateral action he is taking to address the matter. It is not the role of the Executive Branch to pick and choose which parts of a law to execute and which to disregard. There are numerous Members of Congress, myself included, that stand willing and eager to work with the President on minimizing the damage Obamacare will inflict on Americans, but when many in Congress voiced concern over the very issues we are seeing play out now, the President was unwilling to even discuss it. Whether you are a Republican or Democrat, if you love freedom, then the process matters. I continue to be disappointed in this President for his refusal to respect the Constitution of the United States and his insistence on working around Congress rather than with it."

Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties.