Senate Plays Shutdown Politics, Votes to Protect Obamacare

Washington – Moments ago, the Democrat-controlled Senate voted to table (i.e., kill) the House-passed amendments to H.J.Res.59, including an amendment that would have delayed the implementation of Obamacare for one year. Heritage Action released the following statement from CEO Michael A. Needham:

“Harry Reid and his colleagues just punched the American people in the gut. Fifty-four Senators voted to protect Obamacare, which is already separating patients from their doctors and employees from their employers, instead of their constituents. It is absolutely clear that Harry Reid would rather shut down the government than give Americans the same exemption President Obama has given his friends.”