Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2012) – Republican Attorneys General Association Chairman Scott Pruitt (R-OK) issued the following statement today following a decision from the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:
“We disagree with the decision on the unconstitutionality of the health care act and find it disturbing that the Court did not place a limit on the power of the federal government to control the lives of Americans through the Commerce Clause. But, the battle isn’t over.”
“It now is up to the political process to repeal the act and replace it with measures that address the health care crisis within the confines of the Constitution. We must continue to oppose this act and multiple overreaching regulations proposed by the Obama Administration that cross the line of federal power.”
“This fall, the American people will have the opportunity to save the country from a disastrous future of similar intrusive policies and budget-busting costs by choosing their leaders wisely. Freedom and flexibility must remain with the states whose leaders know best how to care for the needs of their citizens.”
“Republican attorneys general will continue to serve as a firewall, taking every action to defend our states against this massive overreach from the federal government.”
The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), part of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), is the only national organization whose mission is electing Republicans to the office of Attorney General. RAGA concentrates on recruiting outstanding candidates, providing them with research and financial support, as well as, assisting in message development. In doing so, RAGA is improving the talent base from which many future Governors and U.S. Senators will be drawn. To learn more about RAGA visit www.rslc.com.