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Monday, November 18, 2013

Cantor: Senate Immigration Bill A Shady Mess Like ObamaCare -- PatDollard, Talking Points Memo

Excerpted from Talking Points Memo: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Friday blamed Obamacare and its rollout problems for GOP leaders’ decision not to bring up immigration reform in 2013.

The No. 2 GOP congressman evoked the health care law in response to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) insistence that he bring the Senate-passed immigration bill to a vote.

“We don’t want a repeat of what’s going on now with Obamacare,” Cantor said during a floor colloquy. “That bill, constructed as it is by the Senate, last-minute ditch effort to get it across the finish line. I think that there is a lot that could be done a lot better in that bill.”

“Let’s be mindful,” he said, “of what happens when you put together a bill, like Obamacare, and the real consequences to millions of Americans right now, scared that they’re not going to even have health care insurance that they have today by — come January 1. And there are plenty of reasons for that. The mishaps with the websites, the call centers, the stolen identities … some of which could be blamed on the process by which it was put together. We don’t want to make that mistake again.” Keep reading Sphere: Related Content

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