Overriding President Obama’s veto of the people’s will
Today Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) voted to override the President’s veto of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Act, the first broad Obamacare repeal to reach President Obama’s desk.
McMorris Rodgers released the following statement:
“Today, the People’s House is once again standing with the American people by overriding President Obama’s veto of the people’s will. With our votes, we are upholding our commitment to the American people to put patients and families first.
“Going forward, this country has a choice. We can continue on a road paved with President Obama’s failed, top-down, government-knows-best health care legacy, or we can pursue a health care system in the future that returns critical decisions back to patients and doctors, cures and beats diseases, and protects the most vulnerable among us.”
NOTE: President Obama vetoed the bicameral Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Act on January 8, 2016. More information on the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Act can be found here.