WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement today upon House passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government.
"Today, the House acted to fund the government and prevent a government shutdown. Today, House conservatives acted – as we have 40 times before – to stop Obamacare, this time by defunding it. And today, the House once again invited the Senate to join us and the American people in this fight.
“It’s time for the Senate to stand with the record 53 percent of Americans who disapprove of Obamacare. It’s time for the Senate to stand with Americans whose insurance premiums have grown by an average of $3,000 since 2008 and whose premiums could increase by 20 percent or more because of Obamacare. It’s time for the Senate to stand with the estimated seven million Americans who could lose their employer-based insurance as Obamacare drives employers to reduce or eliminate coverage for their employees. It’s time for the Senate to stand with the countless American job creators whose businesses have been stymied by Obamacare and the Americans who can’t find full-time employment as a result. It’s time for the Senate to stand with the future generations of Americans who will be saddled with a national debt driven by ever increasing health care costs.
“Now is the time for the Senate to act. That is why I joined with my fellow House Republicans from Texas in a letter urging Senate Republicans and like-minded Democrats to uphold and support the measure passed by the House today.”