ATLANTA - Georgia Rep. Tom Graves has filed legislation
that would block the funding necessary to implement President
Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The North Georgia Republican submitted the bill Wednesday on the
first day of the new Congress. Republicans now hold a majority in
Graves said in a statement that his bill would effectively end
what he described as a costly and unconstitutional mandate on the
country. He has also backed a bill by House Majority Leader Eric
Cantor that would repeal the new health care law.
Graves campaigned against Obama's health care package when he
won office last year. He succeeded Republican Rep. Nathan Deal, who stepped down to run for Georgia governor.