For Immediate Release:
Contact: Elizabeth Dillon
September 9, 2013
DeSantis and Vitter Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Obamacare Exemptions for Washington
Washington, DC - Congressman Ron DeSantis (Fla.-6) and U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) will hold a press conference tomorrow, September 10, to introduce their legislation to eliminate the Obamacare exemptions for Washington. Their legislation will require that all Members of Congress, the President, Vice President, and all political appointees in the Administration purchase their health insurance on the Obamacare Exchange without the help of taxpayer-funded subsidies. This legislation also eliminates the special subsidies for congressional staff if it is greater than what they would receive if they were not employed by a congressional office. DeSantis will be introducing the legislation tomorrow and will also offer it as an amendment to the House Continuing Resolution.
DeSantis, Vitter Press Conference on Eliminating Obamacare Exemptions
WHO: Senator David Vitter, Congressman Ron DeSantis, Congressman Dennis Ross (FL-15), other members TBD
WHAT: Press Conference to introduce legislation eliminating Obamacare exemptions for Washington
WHERE: House Triangle, on the southeast grounds of the U.S. Capitol
DATE: Tomorrow, Tuesday September 10, 2013
TIME: 2:30 p.m. ET
*contact Vitter: Luke_Bolar@vitter.senate.gov or 202-228-5853, or DeSantis: Elizabeth_Dillon@mail.house.gov or 202-225-2706 for more information
On September 3, Vitter, DeSantis, and a group of lawmakers sent a letter to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), raising concerns about Obamacare exemptions for Members of Congress, congressional staff, the President, Vice President, and political appointees in the Administration. The lawmakers, who include Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) urged OPM to make certain there are no exemptions in their final rule on Obamacare.
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