WASHINGTON, DC- Congresswoman Kay Granger issued the following statement in support of the House vote Wednesday to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare mandates:

“We kept our promise to the American people by eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood within the first week of the New Year. I was disgusted by the videos revealed last year about Planned Parenthood’s practices, and I have consistently supported cutting federal funding for this abortion provider. The funding will instead go to community health centers.

“At the same time, we voted to repeal many burdensome provisions of Obamacare. Most importantly, individuals and small businesses will no longer face IRS penalties for not complying with Obamacare mandates. Furthermore, by passing these reforms, we will cut the deficit by $516 billion over the next 10 years.”