Western North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows says he’s glad the shutdown has ended, but he didn’t support the bill to end it because he’s still not happy several Obamacare components.
A bi-partisan funding bill to reopen the government was passed Wednesday after a 16-day gridlock.
After voting no to the measure, Meadows said in a news statement, “Because it was inherently unfair to the American people and continued to give Congress a special deal on Obamacare, I could not support the final bill that passed the House.”
The representative said he was grateful that the impacts of the shutdown are being curtailed now, but says long-term solutions are needed to government appropriations and the debt ceiling.
Meadows indicated he wants to see several fixes to Obamacare now that the shutdown if off the table.