Walker Stands His Ground on Obamacare
WASHINGTON, DC â€“ U.S. Representative Mark Walker (NC-06) voted against the budget reconciliation package presented to the House this afternoon due to his objections that it fails to fulfill promises to repeal Obamacare, including its abortion mandate.
â€œObamacare is a train wreck and my constituents expect me to do everything in my power to fully repeal it â€“ however, this bill fell short,â€ Walker said. â€œWhile this package included provisions to defund Planned Parenthood, I take issue with the fact that Obamacareâ€™s abortion mandates stay in-tact under this bill. I thought it was important to reject this bill and demand one that fully repeals Obamacare and defunds Planned Parenthood,â€ Walker added.
The budget reconciliation package bill considered by the House today repealed only six of Obamacareâ€™s 419 sections. Repealing only 1.4% of Obamacare would not give small business owners and families the relief Republicans have promised since the law was forced onto the American people.
This bill also included a provision defunding Planned Parenthood. Rep. Walker has been clear regarding his desire to defund Planned Parenthood, following an investigation into potential criminal activity exposed by recent videos that capture Planned Parenthood employees haggling over the sale of human organs. Rep. Walker voted against a government funding bill in September that permitted continued funding for Planned Parenthood and remains committed to that goal.
Rep. Walker supported Rep. Cynthia Lummisâ€™ (WY-At-Large) amendment to the bill, which would have fully repealed Obamacare and defunded Planned Parenthood.