Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Votes To Repeal Obamacare & Defund Planned Parenthood

February 3, 2016
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today voted to protect Americans from Obamacare mandates and protect the unborn by blocking federal funds from being sent to Planned Parenthood. Olson voted to override President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. This bill, vetoed on January 8th, repeals the “Obamacare slush fund”, eliminates federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and repeals many components of Obamacare including; the individual and employer mandates, the medical device and “Cadillac” tax, and enhances Medicare solvency. The veto override failed to secure the 2/3 votes necessary with a vote of 241-186.

“While Americans struggle under the weight of Obamacare’s failures, the sanctity of life is under attack,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “I’m deeply disappointed that we did not have enough votes in the House to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would provide relief from Obamacare mandates that reduce access to care and take more money from family households. We also acted to restore the sanctity of life and enhancing care for women by blocking federal taxpayer funding to abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood. The president must answer to the American people directly impacted by his failed policies.”


Media Contact: Melissa Kelly