FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jason Pye made the following statement on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) plans to bring the 2015 ObamaCare repeal to the floor for a vote:
“Sen. Mike Lee’s principled decision to oppose the motion to proceed last night resulted in a chain of events that give our conservative activists hope that Republicans might actually keep the fundamental promise to repeal ObamaCare they have been making for the better part of a decade.
“Conservatives meant what they said when they voted for the 2015 ObamaCare repeal bill, and they have stayed true. Others like Sens. Portman, Cassidy, Heller, Murkowski, and Capito have waffled now that Obama can’t give them cover with a veto.
“We urge all senators who voted for the 2015 bill to remember what they campaigned on every election cycle since ObamaCare became law and do what they said they were going to do: vote to repeal ObamaCare through the 2015 bill.”
FreedomWorks will key vote in favor of a 2015-style ObamaCare repeal bill and triple-weight it on our 2017 Congressional Scorecard. The scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of the House and Senate who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.