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July 20, 2013

Republicans, in weekly address, urge Democratic-run Senate to vote on health mandates

House of Representatives Republicans used Saturday's weekly address to urge the Democratic-run Senate to consider delaying health care mandates--a vote unlikely to occur.

"We...call on Democratic leaders in the Senate to give our proposals a vote immediately in the name of fairness," said Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind.

The Republican-led House voted this week to delay both the employer and individual mandates.

"Republicans understand Americans are worried about the impact of the President’s health care law, so we acted.  Because let’s be fair about this: if the president’s going to help out businesses by exempting them from the law, he ought to give the same relief to folks like you," said Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., Saturday. 

:"The sooner we can delay, dismantle, and repeal the president’s health care law, the sooner we can get people back to work and focus on expanding opportunity for everyone," Young added.

To see the address: http://www.gop.gov/

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