Upton Applauds Repeal Vote - Vows to Use Every Means Available to Develop a Better Path Forward

January 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,  released the following statement today upon House approval of H.R. 2, legislation to repeal Obamacare:  

"Today's repeal vote is a first step toward compassionate, consumer- and competition-driven health care reform.  We will use every tool at our disposal to dismantle this law and develop a better path forward. We will undertake rigorous oversight of the law as it stands, examining sound alternatives through a transparent, inclusive and deliberative process.  We must focus on lowering costs, which the American people wanted but the Democrats ignored.  We will also look to our governors, who are demonstrating great leadership and innovation, but who are shackled by federal red tape and mandates.

"Today is a first step to getting government out of the examining room, restoring the sacred doctor-patient relationship, and allowing individuals to once again make their own decisions regarding their personal care."

Watch a video of Upton's floor remarks HERE.

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