Meadows explains no vote on shutdown bill

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.