Last updated on: 6/11/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

US House Committee on Ways and Means Republicans Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The promises made about health reform suffered two more hits this week as more and more troubling truths about the impact the Democrats’ recently enacted health care overhaul will have on the American people were revealed – health care costs are continuing to skyrocket and more than half of all Americans with employer-provided health insurance could lose their current health coverage…

No wonder the majority of Americans continue to oppose the health law. It spends one-trillion dollars, increases taxes, cuts Medicare to fund a new entitlement program, increases the cost of health insurance, and forces Americans out of the health plan they have and like.”

“Health Care Law Lands Devastating One-Two Punch,” republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov, June 14, 2010

Description:

“The Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest committee of the United States Congress, and is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives. The Committee derives a large share of its jurisdiction from Article I, Section VII of the U.S. Constitution which declares, ‘All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.'”

The Committee on Ways and Means Republicans consist of the Republican members on the committee.

“Committee History,” republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov (accessed June 15, 2010)

Mission:

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Quoted in:
  1. Will I pay less for health insurance and medical care?