Barletta Statement Regarding Veto Override Effort

Feb 2, 2016
Press Release
Legislation Repealed Key Elements of Obamacare, Shifted Planned Parenthood Funding to Health Clinics

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today issued a statement regarding the attempt in the House of Representatives to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would have repealed key elements of Obamacare and shifted Planned Parenthood funding to other health clinics that do not provide abortions.   Both the House and Senate had passed H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, however the president vetoed the measure on January 8, 2016.  The House override vote failed by a count of 241-to-186, as 285 votes were needed to override.

Barletta’s statement is as follows:

“I am disappointed that we were unable to gather the votes needed to override the president’s veto.  President Obama must be the only person in America who doesn’t realize that his health care law is an utter failure.  Millions of Americans have lost their health insurance policies, have been pushed away from their family doctors, or have seen their premiums rise dramatically.  The rising cost of insurance has killed jobs, discouraged employers from hiring, and caused full-time workers to be scaled back to part-time.  All of this has occurred despite the president’s repeated pledges that the opposite would happen.  From top to bottom, Obamacare is a disaster.”