WASHINGTON, DC – Fighting to declare the President’s health care law unconstitutional, Congressman Jeff Landry (Republican, New Iberia) joined 48 fellow Congressmen – including Speaker John Boehner and Leader Eric Cantor – and the American Center for Law and Justice in filing an amicus brief in support of Virginia's lawsuit challenging Obamacare.
“President Obama and the liberal Congress violated the Constitution last year when they forced individuals to purchase health insurance,” said Landry. “Today, we're asking the Appeals Court to uphold Judge Hudson’s ruling and declare the entire law – not just the individual mandate – unconstitutional. Our filing is an important step in reforming our health care system properly and preserving our personal liberties.”
In December – Federal Court Judge Henry Hudson in Richmond ruled in favor of the State of Virginia, concluding the individual mandate provision in President Obama’s healthcare takeover bill “exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.”
“I will continue to monitor the progress of each court challenge to Obamacare and hope the judges will continue to make the right decisions,” Landry optimistically concluded. “Hopefully, a repeal bill will pass through both houses of Congress soon and the President will come to his senses to realize the American people do not want the government getting between them and their doctors.”
The full list of Congressmen who have signed on to the brief are the following: Rep. Paul Broun, Robert Aderholt, Todd Akin, Michele Bachmann, Spencer Bachus, Roscoe Bartlett, Rob Bishop, John Boehner, Larry Bucshon, Dan Burton, Francisco "Quico" Canseco, Eric Cantor, Steve Chabot, Mike Conaway, Blake Farenthold, John Fleming, Bill Flores, Randy Forbes, Virginia Foxx, Trent Franks, Scott Garrett, Louie Gohmert, Ralph Hall, Tim Huelskamp, Bill Johnson, Walter Jones, Mike Kelly, Steve King, Jack Kingston, John Kline, Doug Lamborn, Jeff Landry, James Lankford, Robert Latta, Donald Manzullo, Thaddeus McCotter, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Gary Miller, Jeff Miller, Randy Neugebauer, Steve Pearce, Mike Pence, Joe Pitts, Mike Pompeo, Scott Rigell, Phil Roe, Ed Royce, Lamar Smith, and Tim Walberg.