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Blackburn Outraged Over Another Obama Broken Promise

GAO Report Shows Obamacare Uses Taxpayer Dollars for Abortion Coverage

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Washington, September 16, 2014 | Mike Reynard (202-225-1112) | comments
Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), referencing the new report released by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, spoke out against President Obama's use of taxpayer dollars for abortion coverage. In pushing to pass the Affordable Health Care Act, President Obama promised the American people "under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place." Blackburn, the Vice Chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, said the following:

The administration’s record of broken promises and rejection of transparency continues. The president’s words could not have been clearer – taxpayer dollars would not be used to pay for abortion – but we now see that this, like so many other promises about this law, has not held true. Sadly, the White House’s workaround was just another accounting gimmick that the administration likely never intended to enforce. 
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