I am proud that Senate Republicans stood united today and voted unanimously to defund Obamacare. While I’m disappointed that the amendment did not pass, we will not give up. And today’s vote demonstrates that the fight to repeal Obamacare is far from over.
Every Democrat voted in lockstep today to continue Obamacare, despite the significant harms it is already inflicting on seniors, on young people, on Hispanics and African-Americans, on single moms, and on everyone else struggling to climb the economic ladder. And every Democrat voted for continued costs, burdens, and regulations on small businesses, which will kill even more jobs. Our economy is gasping for breath–last quarter, it grew just 0.1%–and implementing Obamacare now could well force us into a full recession. And yet, unfortunately, every Democrat voted to do just that.
Democrats and Republicans should work together on what should be our very top priority: restoring economic growth and expanding the opportunity for everyone to achieve the American dream. Unfortunately, today at least, the Senate did not do so.