WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 2775, the No Subsidies without Verification Act of 2013:
“North Texas families and small businesses are already feeling the negative impacts of ObamaCare on our economy and job creation. The Obama Administration recently announced that it will delay the verification of the eligibility requirements for individuals to receive insurance subsidies, which will only rack up more debt for current and future generations. This irresponsible approach – relying on an ‘honor system’ with inadequate oversight – could result in the government handing out fraudulent payments at the expense of hardworking American taxpayers.
“In an effort to hold the Administration accountable and prevent rampant fraud and abuse, House Republicans approved legislation today to require verification for individuals who claim to be eligible for subsidies. I’m pleased that the House moved forward on this responsible bill to protect the American people from another reckless piece of the health care law.”