Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after the House vote to override President Obama's veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 which repealed Obamacare and cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood:
“In January, Congressional Republicans sent an important message to the American people when we sent a full repeal of Obamacare and defunding of Planned Parenthood to President Obama’s desk. We showed that—with a new President—it is possible to ditch this broken law and with it all of the disastrous policies which have driven up costs and reduced the quality of healthcare for so many Americans. At the same time, we can save taxpayers the half a billion dollars currently being sent to Planned Parenthood.
“While today’s veto override vote failed, it is important to remember what can be accomplished once President Obama leaves office. I remain fully committed to repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood and their heinous acts. Congress has now demonstrated each of these can be achieved in a year’s time.”