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The American Health Care Act is the first step in that process, and I am proud of the work done by the Budget Committee today to discuss and advance it. Our proposal empowers patients and doctors by providing lower costs and more choices, and I look forward to continuing my efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare as this bill moves forward.
Obamacare proved once again that doubling down on federal government-run healthcare will not solve the healthcare problems we face. That is why we will never strengthen and sustain Medicaid as long as the federal government oversees the program and dictates coverage.
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Today, the Supreme Court issued a 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, striking portions of a Texas law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers.
With this report, we have laid out our blueprint for repealing Obamacare and bringing power and responsibility back to the states on healthcare issues. The report’s block grant language reflects both conservative values and the work that many conservatives have championed during my tenure on the House Budget Committee.
Helping children access nutritious meals has long been a national priority. That’s why House Republicans have introduced H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, to strengthen nutrition assistance for children, families, and taxpayers.
When it comes to helping students succeed, there are few things more basic than making sure they eat and eat healthily at school. The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act allows schools to target assistance more effectively while increasing spending on children in actual need, all without adding to our nation’s debt problem.
This week, the House passed 18 bills addressing this epidemic. I cosponsored six of these bills because they are commonsense proposals that help compassionately assist those suffering with addiction, while also providing measures to prevent more people from becoming addicted. This is not the end of our action. The House and Senate will conference to create comprehensive legislation on this issue going forward, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to address this crisis.
Today’s historic ruling affirms the position that the House of Representatives took in challenging the administration’s unilateral actions on ObamaCare funding. Our Constitution clearly gives the ‘power of the purse’ to the Legislative Branch, which was reaffirmed by today’s outcome.
The Indiana congressional delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to directly intervene in the plight of adopted children from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Indiana has the highest number of adopted Congolese children that have yet to join their American families.