Grothman Statement On Passage of FY2016 Budget

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Washington, March 25, 2015 | comments
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wisconsin) released the following statement after the passage of the FY 2016 Budget.

“Our budget is a good first step in reining in spending. The House Republican Budget balances in less than 10 years, and reduces spending by $5.5 trillion, unlike any budget President Obama has proposed,” said Congressman Grothman. “It also calls for a simpler and fairer tax code and fully repeals Obamacare, saving more than $2 trillion.”

“Obamacare is one of the costliest programs in our budget. On top of being costly, it creates a marriage penalty that punishes Wisconsin families by forcing them to pay more for health care. In the budget, I highlight the Obamacare marriage penalty to make sure Congress doesn’t allow it in future health care premium subsidies. Congress should not discourage marriage in order to collect federal perks.”

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Georgia) said, “Obamacare is full of rules and regulations that create perverse incentives and drive up the cost of health care. As Republicans are fighting to repeal this disastrous law, I appreciate the leadership of Congressman Grothman in raising this issue and pushing to make health care more affordable for American families.”

Congressman Grothman’s language included in the report:

“Because the law does not account for two-income households, subsidies are reduced for families where both parents work and earn income. As a result, the subsidy calculations create a disincentive for couples to marry or remain married under the ACA because they cannot afford to pay their premiums at current rates.”

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his first term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Contact his Washington, D.C., office at (202) 225-2476, or online at

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