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Sen. Cornyn: ObamaCare 'carve-out' for Congress is 'so egregious'

Sen. John Cornyn told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Thursday night that the fact congressional Democrats have continually voted to keep subsidies for lawmakers and their staff under ObamaCare is “really so egregious.”

Campaigns failed during the recent budget negotiations in both the House and the Senate to force Congress, the president, and many other administration officials onto ObamaCare without the additional subsidies they currently receive. 

Cornyn, R-Texas, noted on “On the Record” that “no other American” gets a similar subsidy from their employer.

“So that’s why this special carve-out is really just really so egregious,” he said.  “It’s the kind of carve-out that I think most Americans will find very offensive, that Congress would pass a law and interpret the law in a way that benefits Congress and members of staff.”

Cornyn said Republicans tried to eliminate this “carve-out” but Democrats blocked it on a party-line vote.

“I don’t know how you explain this back at home if you’re a Democrat running for reelection,” he said.

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