Washington - Today, House leaders announced a legislative gimmick to avoid defunding Obamacare. Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:
"This is a legislative gimmick designed to provide political cover to those who are unwilling to fight to defund Obamacare. Any constituent who looks at this vote will know it is intended to look like a vote to defund Obamacare while failing to do so. The American people are tired of gimmicks, and it is our expectation that no conservative in Congress will try to deceive their constituents by going along with this cynical ploy."
If the House Rules Committee reports a rule that allows for the simultaneous consideration of a continuing resolution and an H.Con.Res that provides the Senate an escape hatch to fund Obamacare, Heritage Action will key vote against the rule.