Tea Party Express Calls on Congress to Defund Obamacare

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is calling on Congressional Republican and Democrats to oppose any spending bill that includes funding for the President’s health care law.

Tea Party Express is urging those who have not signed the letter to join a growing coalition of lawmakers and political organizations that want Congress to include language fully defunding Obamacare when it considers upcoming legislation to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2014.

“Congress can and must use the ‘power of the purse’ to ensure that no more taxpayer dollars can be used to implement this bureaucratic train wreck,” said Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer. “We support the efforts of principled public servants like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz who are giving the President and Senate Democrats a choice: Either continue funding the government without giving one more dime to Obamacare, or shut down the government to prop up an unpopular law that even their supporters admit will not work and cannot be enforced.”

Kremer added, “If anyone is going to shut down the government, it’s the President and Democrats who are ignoring the painful reality of Obamacare. The president’s failed health care law is hurting our economy, raising insurance costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire. If Democrats won’t let us fix the problem, then we shouldn’t let them fund the problem.”