Gingrey votes to halt government abuse, overreach

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Washington, D.C., Aug 2, 2013 | Jen Talaber (202.225.2931) | comments

Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D., voted today for two pieces of government reform legislation, including one that revokes the IRS’ authority to implement Obamacare. This caps off House Republicans’ efforts during “Stop Government Abuse” week, in which they passed 8 commonsense oversight and reform bills. Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care, H.R. 2009, eliminates the IRS’ nearly 50 different roles in Obamacare. It passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 232 to 185. The REINS Act, H.R. 367,  which passed the House of Representatives by a 232 to 183 vote, requires congressional approval for costly, job-killing regulations.

“From the IRS targeting scandal to crippling regulations, far too much authority has been delegated to federal agencies, leading to a lack of accountability and massive executive overreach,” Gingrey said. “At a time when millions of Americans are under-employed or searching for work, the Obama Administration continues to burden the economy, whether in the form of the disastrous health care law or through cumbersome, bureaucratic regulations. These policies do nothing but harm small businesses and hamper economic growth, and today House Republicans continued their efforts to fight them.”

For a complete list of “Stop Government Abuse legislation, click here.

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