Mullin Votes to Protect Babies, Repeal Obamacare
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) voted on Wednesday to stop federal funds from going to groups like Planned Parenthood and gut major parts of Obamacare.
The bill, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (H.R. 3762), would stop federal funds from going to organizations that perform abortions, like Planned Parenthood, and give Oklahomans freedom from the president’s heavy-handed government health care mandate.
“No organization that performs abortions should receive any federal funding, period. We need to end the horrible acts committed at Planned Parenthood centers, but we cannot stop there,” said Mullin. “Today, I voted to make sure that the most vulnerable among us, our unborn babies, are protected everywhere.”
The law currently prohibits federal funds from being used for abortions, but organizations that perform abortions can still receive federal funding to support non-abortion health care services. H.R. 3762 completely blocks federal funding from going to any organization that performs abortions, period. Mullin is a lead cosponsor of a similar bill, the Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act of 2015, which was introduced on July 24, 2015.
H.R. 3762 also repeals the Obamacare individual and employer insurance mandates and reduces the national deficit by $516 billion over the next 10 years.
“Obamacare has been a disaster from the beginning, and the president is trying to do everything he can to distract from failure after failure,” Mullin added. “Today, we took another important action to help set the stage for repealing the law in its entirety once this president is out of office.”
H.R. 3762 passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 240-181. The bill passed the U.S. Senate on December 4, 2015. It will now go to the president’s desk.