Sen. Cruz: I Will Continue to Do Everything Necessary and Anything Possible to Repeal Obamacare
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today voted to repeal Obamacare, an effort he has championed since being elected in 2012. This bill will repeal as much of Obamacare as possible under arcane Senate rules and the narrow guidelines from this year’s budget resolution. The reason the Senate is not voting on the flawed House reconciliation bill that left large swaths of Obamacare intact is precisely because of the guidance Sen. Cruz outlined earlier this fall.
“Since before my first day in office, I pledged to do everything within my power to repeal Obamacare. And over the last three years, I’ve worked day and night to do exactly that, sometimes to the dismay of those in Washington.
“The vote we took today is a significant step towards repealing every word of Obamacare. This bill repeals as much of that failed law as we can under arcane Senate rules and the narrow guidelines of the budget. I am also encouraged that this bill prohibits taxpayer funds from going to abortion-providers. This bill is a substantial improvement over the original House bill, and I’m grateful to Senate conservatives and Senate leadership for joining me in making it so.
“I hope that our colleagues will also join me in following through on these commitments to the American people and actually passing them into law.”