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Webster Votes to Delay Obamacare and Avert Shutdown

Supports Separate Bill to Guarantee Troops Are Paid

September 29, 2013
Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement today following his vote in support of bipartisan passage of amending H.J.Res. 59, the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, and H.R. 3210, the Pay Our Military Act:

“Today, I voted to keep our government open for business and delay for at least one year the coming ‘trainwreck’ of Obamacare. Senators made clear earlier this week that they are doubling down with their support for the President’s health care law. A one year delay for families and individuals is the exact same delay the President gave to big businesses, and will at least allow additional time for both parties to set aside politics and work together to implement patient-centered reforms that don’t threaten our already-fragile economy.

“I also voted for separate legislation that guarantees our men and women in uniform both home and abroad that they will be paid no matter what happens in Washington. Regardless of the Senate’s decision to join us in averting a government shutdown or not, they should join us in passing this legislation to guarantee our troops are paid, and paid on time,”
said Rep. Webster.