Local congressman says the Affordable Care Act is costing Americans jobs

By WEEK Producer

September 23, 2013 Updated Nov 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- In Washington D.C., the political showdown continues over the budget, Obamacare and funding the government.

Congressman Rodney Davis, (R) 13th District, is among House members who approved a plan which would keep the government running past September 30 but delays the implementation of Obamacare.

Davis stopped at a Harley-Davidson shop in Bloomington on Monday to announce his re-election bid for next year.

He said President Obama's Affordable Care Act is costing Americans jobs.

"I want the President and I want the Senate to frankly take up a bill that we pass that delays the individual mandate also so that small businesses, like Whinney's, don't have to deal with this train wreck that we know as Obamacare,” Davis said.

With the clock ticking to a total shutdown, the Senate is likely to remove the house bill's Obamacare defunding language, or pass its own funding bill.

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