As of Friday, January 8, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside today pledged he will vote to override a presidential veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring American's Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which Congress approved Wednesday to repeal major portions of Obamacare and to prohibit federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
President Barack Obama vetoed the bill earlier today.
“I am disappointed that the President has chosen to disregard the wishes of Americans, who after years of suffering bureaucratic glitches, tax hikes, rising premiums and cancelled plans have rejected his top-down healthcare law,” Newhouse said. “The President’s veto has not changed the fact this is a failed law. Americans deserve a healthcare system that works. They deserve a system where taxpayers are not forced to support Planned Parenthood’s taking of innocent lives. They deserve a President who respects the will of the American people.
Newhouse added, “I intend to vote to override this veto, and I hope my colleagues in Congress will join me. I will continue to fight to protect the lives of unborn children and to restore a patient-centered healthcare system.”
In order to override a veto, a two-thirds majority of the House must vote against it, and the Senate requires a majority of 67.