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Coats Votes to Repeal Obamacare

Senator Also Votes to Repeal Paperwork Mandates on Small Businesses, Charities

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today voted to fully repeal the health care law.

“While I am disappointed that a full repeal of Obamacare did not pass, this fight is far from over,” Coats said. “I will continue to support a full repeal and also work on efforts to defund and block implementation of the health care law.”

Along with a vote for repeal, Coats supported a bipartisan effort to overturn a provision in the health care law that requires every company, church and charity to submit a separate IRS 1099 tax form when goods purchased from another business exceed $600 in a year.

“Hoosier job creators need to be able to expand and hire,” said Coats. “This mandate burdens small businesses and nonprofits with outrageous amounts of paperwork costing valuable time, resources and money.”

Both health care votes were amendments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill, the legislation currently under consideration in the Senate. The amendment to repeal the health care law failed 47-51. The amendment to eliminate the paperwork mandate passed 81-17.

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