Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06)’s James Madison Congressional Accountability Act passed the House of Representatives this evening as part of the Continuing Resolution. 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. DeSantis issued the following statement:
“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 has passed my amendment; now the Senate must decide whether they are so insistent on receiving special treatment that they are willing to shut down the government to protect these unauthorized subsidies.”
DeSantis spoke on the House floor in support of his amendment earlier this evening. Please find video of his remarks by clicking here.