Press Release: Time for 25 House Republicans To Join the Fight to Repeal Obamacare

Heritage Action Encourages Them to Stand With Americans

Washington, D.C. – Last month, Heritage Action for America launched a national campaign to repeal Obamacare.  Since then, 153 Republicans have signed onto Discharge Petition #11, which would force the U.S. House to vote on repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Twenty-five House Republicans have not yet signed onto the repeal effort.

“In March, every single House Republican stood on the side of the American people and voted against Obamacare,” Heritage Action’s CEO Michael A. Needham said.  “A serious repeal effort is gaining momentum in the House.  Now is the time for these 25 Republicans to join that effort and repeal this intolerable act.”

“I fully expect every Member who opposed Obamacare to sign Discharge Petition #11,” Needham continued.  “If not, they are implicitly supporting Obamacare.  I know their constituents, who will be attending town halls this August, are eager to hear where they stand on the repeal effort.”

The following Republicans have not yet signed Discharge Petition #11:

Don Young (Alaska)
Mike Castle (Delaware)
Ginny Brown-Waite (Florida)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart (Florida)
Mario Diaz-Balart (Florida)
Adam Putnam (Florida)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Florida)
Mark Kirk (Illinois)
Steve Buyer (Indiana)
Charles Boustany (Louisiana)
Anh “Joseph” Cao (Louisiana)
Dave Camp (Michigan)
Mike Rogers (Michigan)
Dean Heller (Nevada)
Pete King (New York)
Steven C. LaTourette (Ohio)
Patrick J. Tiberi (Ohio)
Charlie Dent (Pennsylvania)
Jim Gerlach (Pennsylvania)
Tim Murphy (Pennsylvania)
Joe Barton (Texas)
Doc Hastings (Washington)
Dave Reichert (Washington)
Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia)
Tom Petri (Wisconsin)

In the coming weeks and months, Heritage Action will engage in grassroots advocacy to educate Members of Congress and their constituents about the problems with Obamacare.  Heritage Action will target Members of Congress at home in their districts and in Washington, DC with paid issue advertisements, local grassroots activity, online activist tools and earned media.

With more than 680,000 members across the country, The Heritage Foundation and its sister organization, Heritage Action for America, are committed to building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and a civil society flourish.  Obamacare hinders those objectives.

For more information on how we plan to repeal Obamacare, visit heritageforamerica.org.

Press Contact:
Dan Holler
202.548.5284

Download a printable version of the press release.

Monday, July 26, 2010