Boehner Applauds House for Taking First Steps to Repeal Job-Killing Health Care Law

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today applauded the House for passing a rule that paves the way for debate next Wednesday on legislation to repeal the job-killing health care law and replace it with common-sense reforms that lower costs and protect jobs:

“Today, the House has taken the first steps towards repealing the job-killing health care law and replacing it with common-sense reforms that lower costs and protect jobs.

“The American people have made clear their priorities are cutting spending and creating jobs, which is what repealing the job-killing health care law is all about.  Only in Washington can you stop payment on a $1 trillion check and claim it will increase your debt.  Only in Washington can you whip up a concoction of tax increases, costly mandates, and dozens of new bureaucracies, and claim it will make it easier to create jobs.  The evidence of this law’s job-killing impact is overwhelming, and it is all detailed in a report the new majority released yesterday.

“The job-killing health care law was passed over the objections of the American people, and they have continued to speak out against it, loudly and clearly.  With this vote, we have begun to make Washington listen and heed the voice of the people.”

NOTE: The text of both H.R. 2, the “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act,” sponsored by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and H. Res. 9, sponsored by Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA), which outlines the process of replacing the health care law with common-sense reforms that lower costs and project jobs, are posted online