Westmoreland, who like his congressional colleagues is on a five-week summer break, has been touring his third congressional district in Georgia where he says he's heard a lot of concerns about Obamacare from his constituents.
"That’s why we must repeal ObamaCare and I will not vote for any continuing resolution or debt ceiling increase that does not defund this law," said Westmoreland. "The president needs to admit this law is a failure and needs to work with Republicans to repeal ObamaCare, and replace it with common sense reforms that will keep healthcare affordable and accessible to all Americans."
Congress will take up the continuing resolution to fund the government for fiscal year 2014 when they return to Washington at the beginning of September.
Conservative Republicans have been calling for Congress to withhold funding for ACA in the budget bill to stop the law from being fully implemented.
The opposition to defunding has come from both Democrats and some Republicans in Washington. Since Democrats will not support a budget resolution that does not include funding for ACA, defunding would mean a government shutdown. Some in the GOP believe such action would cause another disastrous election cycle in 2014 when the party is still trying to recover from the 2012 losses.
In his statement, Westmoreland emphasized that contrary to some reports, he fully opposes Obamacare. The congressman said he voted "almost 40 times to repeal, defund, or delay ObamaCare."
"Let me be clear: I oppose ObamaCare. I have always opposed ObamaCare…," he said. "And I encourage anyone who has questions about my stance on ObamaCare to contact either of my offices and they will happily tell you, once again, that I support defunding ObamaCare.”
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