Choice Made: Jeanne Shaheen Chooses ObamaCare Over New Hampshire
Washington DC - Today Majority Leader Harry Reid gave New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen one last opportunity to save her Senate seat. During legislative business, Reid offered a motion to strike the "defund Obamacare provision" that was included in the continuing resolution (CR) passed by the House.
Faced with the decision between putting President Barack Obama first by voting to add funding for ObamaCare in a CR or middle-class families, workers and businesses in New Hampshire; Jeanne Shaheen once again chose ObamaCare.
The majority of Americans are opposed to ObamaCare - including nearly 6 in 10 women. It will impact middle-class Granite Staters across the state: from the employers who are forced to cut workers and hours to avoid higher costs; to the families whose health care spending will increase by $7,450 for an average family.
Yet, Shaheen continued to ignore their wishes and today, doubled down on an unpopular law that New Hampshire families rightly oppose.
"Despite their objections, Jeanne Shaheen forced ObamaCare on Granite Staters in 2010 and today she doubled down on her mistake," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Shaheen stood with President Obama and voted to protect the extremely unpopular health care law, completely ignoring the voices of Granite Staters facing increased health care costs and higher taxes. Granite Staters will remember Shaheen's allegiance to President Obama and his signature initiative ObamaCare, and vote to elect someone new next fall."