U.S. House unanimously approves Pittenger healthcare legislation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. HOUSE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES PITTENGER-McSALLY BILL TO BLOCK “CONGRESSIONAL HEALTHCARE EXEMPTION”
WASHINGTON – Prior to voting on the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation co-sponsored and introduced by Congressman Robert Pittenger to block the so-called “Congressional healthcare exemption.”
H.R. 2192, To Amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff, written by Congresswoman Martha McSally (AZ-02), strikes a technicality in the American Health Care Act which inadvertently gave Congress an exemption from certain elements of healthcare reform.
“We were elected to serve, not be served,” said Congressman Pittenger. “Even though this exemption is just a technicality based on Senate rules, I felt it important to act quickly to make sure the exemption is struck before the law even takes effect. Members of Congress should be subject to the same laws as the American people.”
H.R. 2192 was approved by a vote of 429-0.