The congressmen who represent southeastern North Carolina in Washington voted Friday to defund "Obamacare"
WASHINGTON, DC (WECT) – Both of the Congressmen who
represent parts of southeastern North Carolina voted for
House Joint Resolution 59, the proposal to fund the
government without the necessary funding to implement President Obama's
Affordable Care Act, which is commonly called "Obamacare". Rep. Mike McIntyre
(NC-7) and Rep. Walter B. Jones (NC-3) joined the majority in passing the
proposal by a vote of 230-189.
McIntyre, the nine-term Democrat from Lumberton, is one
of only two Democrats to join with Republicans in today's House vote. "My record on the health care law has been
crystal clear – I voted against it when it was first considered, have voted to
repeal it dozens of times, and today voted to defund it," McIntyre said in an
email statement. "The need for health care reform is clear, but this law
is not the right approach for our citizens, communities, and
Jones, the Republican from Farmville serving his tenth
term in the U.S. House of Representatives, has also voted against "Obamacare"
in every instance. "Every day, we see more examples of how the ill-conceived
Obamacare law will hurt American families," Jones said in an email statement
from his office. "It is time for the Senate to listen to their
constituents and stop this train wreck."
All other members
of North Carolina's House delegation voted with their party on HJR59. Click
here to see the vote rundown.
"Among many other crucial services, it is essential that
we honor our senior citizens, veterans, and men and women in uniform by
ensuring there is no delay in their monthly retirement checks, health care
coverage, or military benefits," McIntyre added in his statement. "Keeping
our government operational is vital and today's vote does that."
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