For Immediate Release
May 16, 2013
Contact: Jordan Russell


Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 45, which would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

“Rising premiums, job killing tax increases, and infringements on religious liberty all make the case for repeal stronger than ever,” said Nunnelee.

Congressman Nunnelee also expressed concern about the broad new powers the Internal Revenue Service receives in the Affordable Care Act:

“Using the tax collectors to intimidate political opponents is about the most anti-American activity our government could undertake. Given what we are finding out about the IRS, the last thing we should be doing is giving it an enormous new role to play in health care,” said Nunnelee.

The vote for H.R. 45 marks the 37th time since being sworn in that Congressman Nunnelee has voted to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act.

Congressman Alan Nunnelee represents Mississippi’s First Congressional District. He serves on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Budget Committee. This is his second term.

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The more we learn about the president’s health care law, the more we understand why then-Speaker Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”

Well, Congress passed the bill. And Mississippians are still not happy with the results.

This is why today I voted once again to repeal this flawed law.

Earlier this week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee published a report revealing that consumers may face average insurance premium increases of roughly 100 percent. Even more, some new participants in the individual market could see an increase of 413 percent.

Only a full repeal of this overreaching law will allow Congress to consider real reforms that will help Americans receive the care that they need, from the doctors that they choose, at a cost that they can afford.

God Bless,

Gregg Harper
Member of Congress