WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act:
"In April, the House and Senate came to a bicameral budget agreement that will balance within 10 years for the first time since 2001. Our budget represents a vision that demonstrates our priorities for the nation and sets forth what choices need to be made to responsibly allocate our limited resources to fulfill those priorities. Today's reconciliation bill is an important step in the budgeting process, allowing us to expeditiously move legislation through both houses of Congress and to the President's desk. The Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act targets key provisions of the President's healthcare law for repeal, including both the individual and employer mandates and the medical device tax. From forcing employers to cut working hours for their employees to unsustainable increases in insurance premiums, co-pays, and deductibles, the President's healthcare law continues to negatively affect families in Virginia's Fifth District. Repealing the parts of the law driving these harmful effects and replacing them with substantive reform based upon market-oriented principles is a critical part of our pro-growth agenda. As the House and Senate continue to work together to get our fiscal house in order, it is my hope that the President will join us in this effort so that we can grow our economy and build a stronger America for our children and grandchildren."