Vote to Override the President’s Veto and Repeal ObamaCare
by Pete Sessions on February 3, 2016 at 2:09 PM
Yesterday I issued the following statement after voting to override President Obama’s veto on H.R. 3762, legislation to repeal ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood:
Last month, for the first time in five years, both the House and the Senate sent a measure to the president’s desk to repeal ObamaCare. This vote signified the overwhelming sentiment from Americans across the country - ObamaCare is not working. I have heard from hundreds of North Texans who have seen their healthcare costs skyrocket, patients who have been forced off of their preferred healthcare plans, and small business owners who have been forced to shut their doors because of crushing regulatory burdens. Despite all of this, the president vetoed our repeal bill. In doing so, he has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and to continue to implement a law that is bad for families, bad for the economy, and bad for doctors and patients.
In addition, the bill that the president vetoed would have defunded Planned Parenthood. Unfortunately the president believes that taxpayers should continue to fund an organization that is notorious for its dangerous and abhorrent actions.
That’s why House Republicans voted yesterday to override the president’s veto. Unlike the president, Republicans understand that Americans deserve more than empty promises and a broken healthcare system. Unlike the president, I believe that taxpayers should not be stuck funding Planned Parenthood’s immoral practices. While we did not have the votes necessary to override his veto, yesterday’s vote shows our unrelenting will to defeat this president’s liberal agenda. This fight is not over and I will continue to work tirelessly to deliver a free market based alternative to ObamaCare and stand up for human life.