Sept. 23, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging the U.S. Senate to vote no on cloture for any continuing resolution that will allow the defund Obamacare language to be stripped out with a simple majority vote:
"Harry Reid cannot move anything in the Senate without the help of at least six Republicans. Now is the time for Senate Republicans to join their colleagues in the House and show they mean it when they claim to oppose Obamcare. There is simply no excuse for allowing the law's implementation to take effect.
"At a time when the National Republican Senatorial Committee is raising money promising to stop Obamacare, it would be the most callous of political acts for Republicans to turn around and fund it.
"Any senator that votes for cloture on a continuing resolution that ultimately winds up funding Obamacare — will own it. Instead, Senators should be demanding a 60-vote threshold for any amendment to the continuing resolution, and then defeat any attempt that would remove the defund Obamacare language from it. Members would be well advised that allowing a continuing resolution to come to the floor where the defund language can be stripped out with a simple majority vote is the same thing as voting to fund Obamacare."
"Senate Republicans actually do have the votes to stop Obamacare," By ALG senior editor Robert Romano, Sept. 23, 2013 at http://netrightdaily.com/2013/09/senate-republicans-actually-do-have-the-votes-to-stop-obamacare/
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