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July 18, 2013
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Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) voted in favor of a pair of bills designed to delay the implementation of the employer and individual mandate provisions in the Affordable Care Act, both of which passed with bipartisan support.

“Three years later, Americans are beginning to see the devastating effects of the president’s health care take over,” LaMalfa said. “While the recent announcement by the Obama administration delaying the employer mandate finally recognizes the many burdens this law places on job creators and business, it is past time this law should be permanently delayed to protect hardworking Americans from the harmful consequences of this law.

“Americans expect and deserve access to affordable, quality health care that addresses their needs, not a law full of broken promises and higher costs. I am proud to join my colleagues in the House to pass these two fair and responsible bills to ensure all Americans receive the same relief that was given to labor unions and businesses.”

H.R. 2667, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act, authorizes President Obama’s decision to delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate for one year and passed 264-161. H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act, would provide a similar delay to the individual mandate prescribed in the Affordable Care Act and passed 251-175.

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