Congressman Scott Garrett

Representing the 5th District of New Jersey

Garrett: Today the President has an opportunity to relieve Americans from ObamaCare’s burdens

Jan 6, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05), a senior member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement after the House voted for the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, a budget reconciliation bill which would repeal ObamaCare:

“Many New Jersey families I speak to are suffering from the devastating effects of ObamaCare. People have lost access to their preferred health care and doctors, out-of-pocket costs have increased, premiums have skyrocketed, and some have actually opted to completely forego insurance and instead pay a mandated fine to save money.

“To help these struggling families, today I voted for a budget reconciliation bill that will repeal ObamaCare  and relieve our families of the burden placed upon them with this failed health care law. It’s time for President Obama to look at the devastation ObamaCare has caused to hardworking Americans and sign this bill to repeal it.”


The budget reconciliation process eliminates the option of a Senate filibuster and requires the Senate to hold an up or down vote on the bill. Having passed both chambers of Congress, this will be the first time ever that an ObamaCare repeal measure will be presented to the president for his signature or veto.

Click here for a one-page summary of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. For further information on the FY2016 reconciliation process, click here.