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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham supports Obamacare repeal resolution

January 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of the FY17 Budget Resolution, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives 227 - 198 Friday afternoon.

The Budget Resolution provides important provisions for the budget reconciliation process, a legislative tool Congress will use to repeal Obamacare.

“Too many American families have faced skyrocketing premiums and deductibles while seeing their quality and access to care decline due to Obamacare. They have demanded relief from this destructive law, yet liberals in Congress are desperately trying to keep it. Reconciliation is the best tool conservatives have to avoid liberal filibusters in the Senate and send Obamacare’s repeal to President Trump,” Dr. Abraham said.

While technically the budget resolution sets spending for the remaining eight months of the fiscal year, its primary function is to repeal Obamacare. After Obamacare is history, Republicans will begin writing a new budget for the 2018 fiscal year with goals of aggressively targeting government waste, eliminating deficit spending and addressing our nation’s long-term debt.

“The American people are ready for relief from Obamacare’s costs, taxes and mandates, and Republicans will deliver for them,” Dr. Abraham said. "There will be a smooth transition to a new system, and families will finally get the quality care they deserve."