On Friday, January 13, 2017, in a speech given on the House Floor, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) spoke in support of S.Con.Res. 3, the budgetary and procedural measure that sets the congressional budget for the United States Government and begins the reconciliation process, the necessary first step in repealing Obamacare. S.Con.Res. 3 subsequently passed the House by a vote of 227-198.
“Mr. Chairman, by adopting this Budget Resolution, we will set into motion the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
“Last week, on this very Floor, the Minority Leader, Ms. Pelosi stood here and called Obamacare a ‘magnificent success.’ And yet, since being sworn into office in 2011, I have heard just the opposite from my constituents. Every single day, I have heard that Obamacare is raising the cost of health care, creating uncertainty in Arkansas, hurting Americans…. That we need to replace it with real reforms that focus on the patient, not the government.
“But this law is not just bad for patients and health care consumers. Obamacare’s onerous mandates and endless regulations are hitting industry across the board – it stifles business; it squelches private-sector job growth; and it hurts our economy.”
Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011 and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.