U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, a Republican whose district spans through Macomb County communities, released the following statement Friday after Republicans took the first step toward a government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution that would also defund the Affordable Care Act. The measure, which passed, 230-189, now goes to the Democrat-led Senate.
“Today members of the U.S. House put forward and passed a plan to protect every American from the harmful effects of ObamaCare, allowing for patient-centered health care reforms to take the place of the President’s burdensome law. By ending the reign of ObamaCare, we ensure that every American is provided the relief needed from this burdensome law, not just the big businesses that the Administration decided to exempt," Miller stated.
“On September 30th, the federal government will reach the end of the fiscal year, and we call on our colleagues in the U.S. Senate to join us and pass H.J.Res. 59. Congress must act now to responsibly fund the federal government with the current spending levels mandated by the Budget Control Act and avoid a shutdown of vital government services, keep our nation’s finances stable by enacting the Full Faith and Credit Act requiring the U.S. Treasury Department to make good on public debt payments should America reach its statutory debt ceiling, and pass legislation to fully defund ObamaCare ending undue burdens. Members of the U.S. House have acted to avoid a shutdown; the U.S. Senate must join us now," she said.
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