Washington, D.C.— Rep. Tom Rice (SC-07) issued the following statement today regarding the House passage of H.R.2667 , the Authority for Mandate Delay Act, and H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act:

“The President’s health care law is a train wreck, at best.  Already premiums have skyrocketed, employers have cut employees’ hours, and now the President has begun to unilaterally cherry-pick which parts of the law he wants to enforce.  This law has single-handedly stifled our  businesses’ confidence and strangled their ability to grow.  No longer can American families depend on finding full-time employment, part-time employment is the new normal in America.

“I was proud to join my colleagues today and pass legislation that delays both the employer and individual mandate portions of this law, bringing us one step closer to full repeal.  The sooner the American people realize just how much of a train wreck this law is, the President will no longer be able to ignore the calls for its full repeal.”