Lucas Statement on H.R. 2009, Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

August 2, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas today made the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed, H.R. 2009, Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. This legislation passed the House today with a 232 to 185 vote.

“I am pleased H.R. 2009 passed the House today to prevent the IRS from implementing any portion of Obamacare,” said Lucas. “American families are concerned about the negative effects they have already experienced from this flawed law, and the full impact has yet to be seen. Recent IRS scandals have proved the agency is incapable of fulfilling their basic duties, so I find it hard to believe they would ever be capable of implementing any type of health care.

“I remain committed to repealing Obamacare in its entirety, and I have co-sponsored bills in the past three Congressional sessions to help accomplish this goal. Additionally, I will work to make certain the IRS maintains their proper role as a federal agency. It is my hope that H.R. 2009 will be passed in the Senate and signed into law by the president.”