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. 2009, the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013:
“The recent IRS scandal embodies the Obama Administration’s consistent, deliberate abuse of government power and highlights the need to get Washington out of the doctor-patient relationship. With a role in nearly 50 different aspects of ObamaCare, the IRS has vast power over its implementation. Americans should not be at the mercy of an agency that has betrayed their trust when making personal health care decisions.
“That is why I voted today to prohibit the IRS from implementing or enforcing any provision of ObamaCare. While President Obama continually ignores the will of the American people, House Republicans are acting to prevent implementation of this damaging law and keep the IRS out of health care.”
Created: August 2, 2013