(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) filed his No Washington Exemption from Obamacare to the Continuing Resolution today. He also called up the amendment to be approved by unanimous consent, which was objected to by the Senate Democrats.
“Unless we make a change, Washington insiders will get a special exemption from Obamacare when it goes into effect on October 1,” Vitter said. “If Democrats in Washington are going to force Obamacare on the rest of America, they need to live by its provisions, too. Maybe then they’d see what a train wreck the law really is — and exempt all of America from it.”
The Vitter legislation will require that all Members of Congress, staff, the President, Vice President, and all political appointees in the Administration must purchase their health insurance on the Obamacare Exchange without the help of taxpayer-funded subsidies. Vitter was blocked out of offering that amendment to the Energy Efficiency bill for two weeks and is again being blocked out of offering it to the CR this week.