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FL Rep. DeSantis’ House Bill Preventing Obamacare Congressional Exemptions Passes

Freshman Congressman Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL District 6) James Madison Congressional Accountability Act (HR 3076) preventing Congress and their staffers from received an exemption from Obamacare, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, as part of the Continuing Resolution.

According to DeSantis’ office, the bill “prohibits the Obama administration from issuing special and unauthorized subsidies to members of Congress and congressional staff for use on the ObamaCare exchanges.”

“It is appalling that the bureaucracy has attempted to shield Washington insiders from the plain text of ObamaCare by illegally granting members of Congress special subsidies not available to the American people,” DeSantis said.

“It is a simple issue of fairness: members of Congress, their staff, and the political elite should not be given special relief from the harmful effects of ObamaCare while the rest of America is left holding the bag. I am glad that the House has passed my amendment; now the Senate must decide whether they are so insistent on receiving special treatment that they are willing to shut down the government to protect these unauthorized subsidies.” - Rep. Ron DeSantis

The Obamacare exchanges will start full implementation of the “job-killing legislation” today October 1st, leaving many Americans in the dark, as to what exactly this will mean to their healthcare coverage, but more importantly, how will this affect their jobs down the road.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Shark Tank.

Javier Manjarres

Managing editor of the Shark Tank Javier Manjarres is a first generation American and credits his conservative political philosophy to his parents who legally immigrated to the United States from Colombia and raised him with strict conservative values. As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Manjarres was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year and was acknowledged by the conservative activist group FreedomWorks for his efforts during the 2010 election cycle. Numerous videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal,CNN, NBC and other national and local news stations. Manjarres has appeared as a guest commentator on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the Florida and National Correspondent for 92.5 Fox News and DayBreak with Drew Steele, communicating his strong belief in the American Dream along with his unwavering conservative principles.

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