The United States Senate passed a concurrent resolution that sets a Congressional budget that will pave the way to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton released statements after the early morning passage.
Senator Boozman said this resolution passages is the first step to repeal Obamacare:
“Passage of this budget resolution is the first of several steps that Congress will take to keep our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Obamacare has driven up costs, busted our budget, stifled job growth and raised taxes on hardworking Arkansans. It has created more problems than it solves and it has to go.
Senate Republicans are committed to a careful and orderly transition to a patient-centered health care system that truly is affordable, not just in name but in practice, and actually works for the American people.”
Senator Cotton said Congress needs to pass a replacement plan as soon as possible also adding this statement:
“The budget resolution that passed the Senate last night is the first step toward repealing Obamacare. I look forward to supporting the full repeal of this unworkable law and replacing it with changes that lower costs for Arkansans.”