Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) released the following statement today after voting to override the President’s veto of legislation to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. Carter voted in support of the Veto Override on the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. The legislation failed to receive the two-thirds of votes necessary to override President Obama’s recent veto of the legislation.
“It is a grave disappointment that the House could not garner enough votes to override the President’s veto of this critical legislation. Obamacare has destroyed the healthcare system I proudly worked in for more than thirty years. It’s past time to answer our fellow Americans who have seen an increase in their premiums and deductibles, lost their doctors, or lost their coverage completely because of this failed law. While today is a frustrating blow, I am heartened that there were more votes today in support of repeal than supported the original passage of Obamacare. I will remain vigilant and we will win the fight to eliminate Obamacare and put the free market back into our healthcare system. Americans deserve better and I urge my colleagues to join the fight.”