Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Applauds Court Rebuke of President Obama’s Unilateral Action

Jul 22, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTONU.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading conservative and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today in response to a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2-1 ruling which found that taxpayer funded health insurance subsidies cannot be granted to individuals participating in the federal Exchange.

“Americans were told that we needed to pass Obamacare to know what’s in it. Based on President Obama’s repeated refusal to enforce the law as written and his willingness to change other parts without any legal authority to do so, it appears ‘what’s in it’ depends on what is politically convenient for the president and his allies in Washington. In essence, President Obama and Washington Democrats are making it up as they go along and the American people are paying the price in lost jobs and a lagging economy.

“The American people are sick and tired of this president’s and his administration’s utter contempt for separation of powers and the rule of law. Today’s ruling sends a clear message to President Obama: just because you may not like a law – even one that you were the architect of – doesn’t mean you can unilaterally change it as you see fit.”