WASHINGTON – The National Republican Congressional Committee released a paid radio ad Wednesday highlighting 12th CD's U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart’s vote to shut down the government in order to protect Congress’ taxpayer-funded healthcare.
“Bill Enyart is so out-of-touch with Illinois families he voted to shut down the government in order to protect his taxpayer-funded benefits,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “While Illinois families are struggling to afford quality healthcare, Enyart is making sure taxpayers are funding his Cadillac coverage.”
Script For The Radio Ad:
“How out-of-touch is Bill Enyart with Illinois families? So out-of-touch that he voted to shut down the government in order to protect Congress’ taxpayer funded healthcare!
While Washington forces ObamaCare on Illinois families, Enyart votes to give himself a break.
Instead of living by the same rules as everyone else, members of Congress receive special subsidies to pay for their healthcare.
And what are Illinois families left with? Higher premiums, higher healthcare costs and less access to quality care.
Washington is broken and it's clear Enyart is part of the problem.
Call Bill Enyart today and tell him it’s time to put Illinois families first and stop the sweetheart deals for Congress.
Paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. www-dot-NRCC-dot-org. The National Republican Congressional Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.”
The NRCC points to Enyart's vote on H.J. 59, Roll Call Vote #504,228-201, 9/30/13, which protected health care insurance subsidies for members of Congress and staff.
“With just hours to go until the government shuts down, House Republicans will try to pass a bill that would delay the mandate that individuals buy health insurance and would cancel health-insurance subsidies for members of Congress and staff, the president and administration appointees, according to multiple sources.” (Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan, “Government Shutdown: House GOP To Delay Individual Mandate,” Politico, 9/30/13)