WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s visit to Dallas, Texas, today:
"Unsurprisingly, the president is using his trip to Dallas today to attempt to distract North Texans from the failures of ObamaCare. Instead of addressing the fact that countless Americans are losing their health care plans or seeing their premiums rise, President Obama continues to mislead the American people about the impact of his health care law.
“The president repeatedly promised that ‘if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan,’ yet for three years he knew that ObamaCare would force millions of Americans off of their preferred coverage. The president also promised that premiums would be lowered by up to $2,500 annually per family, yet hardworking families are now being burdened with premium increases as high as 400%.
“North Texans deserve to know why the president keeps breaking his promises to the American people. Instead of campaigning and delivering more empty rhetoric, President Obama should have taken this opportunity to address his plans to provide relief to the millions of Americans that are hurting from the harsh realities of ObamaCare.”