Huelskamp highlights how special interests get waivers while the rest of the nation has to live under the law
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Freshman Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp, who represents the First District of Kansas, offered the following remarks during the House floor debate on the repeal of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:”
“As a result of this law, employers across America have discovered that onerous reporting requirements will force them to file 1099 forms for every vendor with which they do $600 worth of business. An accountant in my district just told me that he will have to expand his staff by 25 percent to accommodate all of his extra paperwork. This is not the type of job creation America envisioned.
“Additionally, businesses and labor unions alike have realized that Obamacare is a bad deal, and at least 222 have sought waivers from having to comply with the law. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has approved special privilege exemptions for dozens of labor unions and the half a million union members they cover. And even more troubling is that Secretary Sebelius has been tardy in responding to a FOIA inquiry regarding the secretive details of these waiver requests.
“Fortunately, instead of waivers for a select few, we have a universal remedy: repeal the law for all. I urge my colleagues to heed the calls voters made last year during the debate and at the ballot boxes, and vote to undo this job-killing legislation.”
To view the Congressman’s remarks, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/CongressmanHuelskamp
The House will consider H.R. 2, to repeal Obamacare, throughout this week and is expected to vote on the resolution Wednesday afternoon.
Huelskamp (R- Fowler). was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2010. His Committee assignments include Agriculture, Budget and Veterans Affairs. For more information, please visit http://huelskamp.house.gov.