Feb 02 2011
Contact: Sara Lasure (202) 224-4843
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman issued the following statement after voting to repeal the flawed health care law.
“I am happy to have the opportunity to represent the interests of Arkansans who for nearly a year have been calling for a repeal of the health care law. Americans deserve lawmakers who are committed to working to represent their interests and its clear what Senators have heard the will of the people.
“Our job creators are relying on lawmakers to repeal not only the flawed health care law but its burdensome 1099 reporting requirements as well, which bury small businesses in a mountain of unnecessary IRS paperwork. I’m supportive of repealing and replacing the entire law and I also support getting rid of this costly provision so we have a business environment that encourages job growth and creation, instead of stifling it.
"I will continue to fight for a full repeal of the law as we seek meaningful health care reform that provides quality, affordable access for all citizens, not overly burdensome regulations on families and small businesses.
Boozman is an original cosponsor of S.192, legislation authored by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) that fully repeals the health care reforms President Obama signed into law March 23, 2010. He is also an original cosponsor of the ‘Small Business Paperwork Reduction Act,’ legislation authored by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) that repeals the 1099 requirement.