Heritage Action will key vote the following amendment to the Senate Minibus (H.R. 6147).
Key Vote Alert: "YES" on Cruz, Cotton, Lee, Johnson D.C. Individual Mandate Amendment to Minibus (#3402)
The Senate will vote on an amendment offered by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to Fiscal 2019 Interior-Environment, Financial Services, Agriculture, and Transportation-HUD Appropriations Act (H.R. 6147). The amendment would prohibit funding for the District of Columbia’s Health Insurance Requirement Amendment Act, essentially Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty applied to the district.
The American people deserve better choices than government mandated health insurance. Forcing individuals to buy government approved health insurance is a gross overreach of government authority and fails to lower costs and improve choice in the health insurance marketplace. Congress should fulfill its Article I Constitutional duty to exercise oversight over the laws of Washington, D.C.
Heritage Action supports the Cruz Amendment and will include it as a key vote on our legislative scorecard.
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