Washington, DC - Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06)’s James Madison Congressional Accountability Act will be included in the Continuing Resolution (CR) likely to be considered by the House of Representatives later today. The James Madison Congressional Accountability Act 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.
“I am glad that House Leadership has chosen to include my legislation to make members of Congress abide by the terms of the health care law they enacted,” DeSantis said. “This is a simple issue of fairness: members of Congress, their staff, and the political elite should not be given special and unauthorized relief from the harmful effects of ObamaCare.”
“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.