Boehner: Senate Must Ensure Fairness for All

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement after House passage of efforts to delay by one year the implementation of ObamaCare’s employer and individual mandates:

“The president’s health care law is a job-killing train wreck that is already hurting America’s economy.  Earlier this month, President Obama admitted as much by unilaterally delaying the employer mandate of his signature law.  Today, the House has acted to authorize the president’s delay and to provide a similar delay for the rest of America.  This is about fairness.  If the president’s going to give relief to businesses, he ought to give relief from these harsh mandates to families and individuals, too.  Yet the White House has signaled the president’s intention to veto these efforts, thus opposing basic fairness and laying bare the hypocrisy of Washington Democrats.  To protect the president’s unpopular, unworkable health care law, they will stand with big business and big government against fairness for individuals and families.  Protecting big business from the president’s health care law but denying the same relief to individuals and families is unfair and indefensible.  I urge Senator Reid to schedule these fairness measures for immediate consideration by the Senate.”