Charles Boustany and The State of the Union
Congressman Charles Boustany took the time to stop by the Afternoon Drive Home to talk about the President's speech to the nation and what he plans to do in the next several weeks.
Boustany said that he felt there wouldn't be much new in the speech. Boustany said,
I expect that he will probably elaborate on some of the leftward, liberal themes he laid out in his inauguration address...I'm not expecting anything new or groundbreaking. I think we're going to see more of the same of what he has been offering.
Boustany went on to mention that he has been working on some bills with members of the Senate. He said that he sees some real bipartisan support for some measures that he is championing, including a couple of items that will roll back some provisions of Obamacare. Boustany said,
I will be introducing key legislation that has broad appeal, one being the repeal of the employer mandate under Obamacare...my bill offers a repeal of this, as well as of a new health insurance tax that is going to run up premium costs for businesses and families.
Boustany said he missed being back in South Louisiana for Mardi Gras, but acknowledged that there is a lot of work to be done in Washington.
Hear the complete conversation with Congressman Boustany below: