YOHO VOTES TO NEGOTIATE CONTINUING RESOLUTION WITH SENATE
Today the House of Representatives voted on two different measures to keep the government open. The first included the Continuing Appropriations Resolution as well as a measure to delay the individual mandate to the Affordable Care Act and ensure that Members of Congress and staff are not exempt from the health care law. The second measure included the previous provisions as well as a request to go to conference to resolve the differences between the House and Senate bills.
Congressman Yoho said, “The House of Representatives sent three different solutions to avoid a government shutdown. Each time, the Senate rejected the measure and sent back the same legislation. Congress has two chambers and when they disagree they are supposed to come together to resolve the differences. In order to do that we need the Senate to come to the table, something they refuse to do. Yet, Senator Reid and the Democrats call us the unreasonable ones. Make no mistake about it; this government shutdown is because of the Senate.”
Congressman Yoho continued, “Tonight, the Senate decided to shut down the government, to not extend to hard-working Americans the same exemptions from the Affordable Care Act big businesses get, and to exclude themselves from the health care law. It is my hope that Senator Reid realizes what he is doing and finally decides to work with us to end this and do what is right for the American people.”