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Fleming Reintroduces H.Res 615
Three years ago we stood together in the midst of the health care debate to send a message to Washington: Congress must live with the laws it creates. Members who were writing the health care law were trying to exempt themselves from all of its requirements, so I drafted House Resolution 615 to say that any health care law should also apply to Congress. You joined me in that fight and your voice was heard. They did not succeed in their attempts at self-exemption.
The Supreme Court recently heard the challenges to the health care law’s constitutionality, and I’m hopeful that it will be overturned. And, that’s why I’ve reintroduced H.Res 615 in the 112th Congress. If lawmakers are able to put forth new health care proposals this principle must be preserved: no special treatment for Members of Congress. Health care reform that is created for the American people must apply equally to Representatives and Senators. Congress must lead by example.
Thank you for your past interest in H.Res 615 and I will keep you updated on this legislation as we await the Supreme Court’s ruling.
JOHN FLEMING, M.D.
Member of Congress