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Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Votes to Override the President’s Veto

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney voted to override President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762, Restoring American’s Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.

“Today the House fulfilled its promise to the American people to fight for a more patient-centered healthcare system. H.R. 3762 would have repealed key parts of Obamacare that have been killing our healthcare system, such as the penalties associated with the individual and employer mandates. This bill would have begun to put Americans back in charge of their healthcare, not the federal government,” said Rep. Alex X. Mooney. “In addition, the bill would have eliminated tax-payer funding for Planned Parenthood, which is the nation’s largest provider of abortions.”

This bill would have also repealed some of the most harmful taxes in Obamacare, such as the tax on medical devices, like insulin pumps and oxygen tanks, and the tax on so-called “Cadillac” healthcare plans. These taxes put an unnecessary burden on job creators, small businesses, and individuals in our communities. Furthermore, the bill would have repealed the unnecessary Obamacare “slush-fund,” known as the Prevention and Public Health Fund. This fund was supposed to invest in disease prevention and public health, while in reality it is simply a multi-billion dollar pot of money to be spent at the Administration’s sole discretion.

Alex X. Mooney represents West Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the Budget and Natural Resources Committees.