Congressman Ron DeSantis

Representing the 6th District of Florida
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DeSantis Amendment Included in CR

Sep 30, 2013
Press Release

Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06)’s James Madison Congressional Accountability Act will be offered as an amendment to the Continuing Resolution (CR) and is likely to be considered by the House of Representatives later today. This legislation is the House companion to Senator David Vitter’s (LA) No Washington Exemption from ObamaCare amendment.  The James Madison Congressional Accountability Act prohibits the Obama administration from issuing special and unauthorized subsidies to members of Congress and congressional staff for use on the ObamaCare exchanges.  

“It is appalling that the bureaucracy has attempted to shield Washington insiders from the plain text of ObamaCare by illegally granting members of Congress special subsidies not available to the American people,” DeSantis said. “It is a simple issue of fairness: members of Congress, their staff, and the political elite should not be given special relief from the harmful effects of ObamaCare while the rest of America is left holding the bag. I am glad that the House will vote on my amendment and I anticipate a successful outcome.”

“Congressman Ron DeSantis has been a real leader on this issue, and I’m encouraged to see so much support growing in the House,” Vitter said.

The James Madison Congressional Accountability Act is part of an ongoing effort by DeSantis to restore the founding principles of representational government to Washington, DC. DeSantis previously proposed a 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution that will ensure Congress is held accountable for the laws they pass.