Congressman Tom Cotton

Representing the 4th District of Arkansas
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Cotton Votes to Delay Obamacare’s Employer and Individual Mandates

Jul 17, 2013
Press Release

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt: 202-225-3772

Cotton Votes to Delay Obamacare’s Employer and Individual Mandates
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton released the statement below on the House’s vote to delay Obamacare’s Employer and Individual Mandates:
“Today, the House voted to legally delay Obamacare’s employer mandate by one year. The President can’t pick and choose which laws he will enforce. He swore to faithfully execute the laws of the land—all of them. I’m grateful to Arkansas’s own, Congressman Tim Griffin, for his work on this bill. 
“But a delay of the employer mandate isn’t enough. The American people deserve the same relief President Obama is giving big businesses through his employer mandate delay. That’s why today the House also voted to delay the individual mandate provision, which will prevent thousands of Arkansans from paying Obamacare fines to the IRS.
“As the 2014 implementation date approaches, it’s clear that Obamacare is every bit the disaster Arkansans feared it would be. What’s worse, Democrats who supported the law are doubling down, committed to forcing an unworkable law on the American people.  If big businesses deserve a reprieve, so do hard-working Arkansans and small business owners. I urge the Senate to pass both the individual and employer mandate delays and I look forward to working with my colleagues to repeal this terrible legislation.”