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Thornberry releases statement after vote to fund government and delay Obamacare

Washington, September 29, 2013
Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments after the House passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the government:

"On Saturday, the House passed a government funding measure with a one year delay of Obamacare, including the new taxes set to take effect, and a permanent repeal of the new tax on medical devices included in the health care act.  The Obama Administration has recently delayed several key provisions of the new health care law for businesses and other groups, and I think the American people deserve the same consideration and delay from this disastrous law that is clearly not ready to be implemented.  

The Continuing Resolution will now be sent back to the Senate.  The House also voted on a separate bill that ensures that in the event that the government funding expires on September 30, military service members will be paid