Walker Co-Sponsors Bill to Eliminate Health Care Exemption for Members of Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today co-sponsored legislation that would eliminate the ability for members of Congress and staff to be exempt from the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
“This is common sense,” Walker said. “We’re going to make sure that members of Congress are under the same rules as our constituents. Washington cannot exempt itself from the laws it expects the people of North Carolina to follow."
On Wednesday, it was reported that a new amendment to the AHCA "exempts members of Congress and their staff" from health care changes.
The legislation, introduced by U.S. Representative Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), can be read here. According to a release from McSally, "to comply with procedural requirements, Rep. McSally’s simple, two-page bill would repeal the section exempting members of Congress and congressional staff from these waivers if American Health Care Act becomes law. Rep. McSally has worked closely with Republican leadership who committed that this bill will be voted on in conjunction with the AHCA."