Sept. 18, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement supporting passage of a new House Republican plan to reportedly include language defunding Obamacare in the continuing resolution, and urged members to remain firm in the face of Senate opposition:
"Americans for Limited Government remains opposed to any continuing resolution that allows Obamacare to be funded, and we are encouraged by today's House Republican Conference meeting where a continuing resolution that defunds the health care law was announced. This is a good first step. The second step is to hold firm. We support passage of a continuing resolution that defunds the health care law in full, and urge members to remain resolved to see this through even in the face of Senate opposition.
"Even if Senate Democrats do not respond to labor union demands to fix or repeal the law, the House has no choice but to stick with this approach. If the plan is to just send this continuing resolution to the Senate to die, then that is unacceptable. When the Senate responds with a so-called 'clean' continuing resolution, the House needs to respond with another bill that funds the government except for Obamacare. If Obama and Reid want to shut down the government, that's their choice."
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