Third District Congressman Chuck Fleischmann joined the majority in the House to amend the Senate-passed continuing spending resolution.
He said, “In our continuing effort to both avert a government shutdown and defund Obamacare, I proudly cast my vote for two amendments to the continuing resolution.
"The first delays Obamacare for a year. President Obama continues to delay bits and pieces of this train-wreck of a law; it’s time to get rid of the whole thing.
"The second amendment permanently repeals the job-killing medical device tax. Once again we in the House have done our part, and I hope the Senate will do the same."
Senator Lamar Alexander said the Senate should follow suit.
He said, "To avoid a government shutdown, the Senate should promptly agree with this eminently reasonable proposal by the House. Seventy nine senators have previously voted to repeal the onerous medical device tax, including 34 Democratic senators. And the President himself has already delayed the employer mandate and at least seven other provisions of the new health care law, and hasn’t even finished writing the regulations, making it clear that Obamacare could not possibly be implemented on Oct. 1 as scheduled."