Walker Votes for Budget Resolution That Leads to Obamacare Repeal
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today voted for a budget resolution that would pave the way for Obamacare’s repeal. S. Con Res. 3, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2017, passed the House on Friday afternoon.
"For six years, Republicans have promised to provide relief to the millions of people and small businesses that are hurting under Obamacare. Passing this budget resolution is the first step in keeping that promise to the American people," Walker said. “Even at the standard of it’s own name, the Affordable Care Act has been a disaster. North Carolinians have faced premium increases of more than 40 percent. Our state has only one insurer offering Obamacare plans in all 100 counties."
"This is about fixing our broken health care system and making quality coverage accessible and affordable for everyone. We will repeal Obamacare and put patients and doctors, not Washington bureaucrats, back in charge of health care decisions," Walker added. "The bill was not perfect and did nothing to control runaway spending, proving we must remained committed to fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget for fiscal year 2018."
This legislation was passed by the Senate early Thursday morning. The resolution prompts the creation of a budget reconciliation package that can serve as a legislative vehicle for the repeal of Obamacare.