U.S. Supreme Court Decision Against Expedited Review of Health Law Challenge Bolsters Case for Timely Passage of Hutchinson's "Save Our States" Act
from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
Today, in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s petition to expedite the Court’s consideration of Virginia’s lawsuit against the Obama Health Care Law, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) urged Congress to pass her Save Our States (SOS) Act. The SOS Act would suspend further implementation of the Obama Health Care Law until the courts render a final judicial decision. The legislation is currently a pending amendment (#197) to the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 (S. 493). Thirty-seven Republican Senators are co-sponsors of the SOS Act, S. 281.
“The Supreme Court’s decision underscores the need for immediate passage of my Save Our States Act that will halt implementation of the Obama Health Care Law until the courts resolve the pending lawsuits challenging health reform. Cash-strapped states and job creators in this country remain in limbo, potentially wasting billions of dollars to implement a law that may be ruled unconstitutional and, ultimately, null and void. I hope all of my colleagues in the Senate will join me in support of this commonsense effort to protect the American people from wasting taxpayer dollars and unnecessarily burdening job creators,” said Senator Hutchison.