Oklahoma Politics
6:29 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Lankford Addresses Immigration, Affordable Care Act

U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.)
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On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced it would delay the deadline companies with 50 or more full-time employees must comply with the Affordable Care Act until 2015.

U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-OK5) says requirements of the law, also known as Obamacare, are too far-reaching for real, law-abiding small business owners to implement.

Businesses built on the American dream are frustrated by complex requirements of the President’s signature healthcare law,” Lankford says. “Requirements on Oklahoma businesses like compliance paperwork, reporting mandates and coverage minimums have caused business owners in my district to halt growth in order to brace for the financial levies to give way.”

Lankford also addressed immigration reform and sequestration during a town hall-style forum Tuesday in Del City, just a few miles from Tinker Air Force Base.

He says the sweeping immigration bill passed last week by the U.S. Senate won’t get a hearing in the House, but he says Republican colleagues have several opinions about what should be included in that chamber’s version of the bill.