Hoeven Votes to Continue Funding Government, Delay Obamacare, Repeal Medical Device Tax, Ensure Military Pay

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today voted in support of House compromise legislation that would continue funding the government through December 15, delay the implementation of Obamacare for one year and repeal the medical device tax. Unfortunately, the legislation failed because all Senate Democrats voted in opposition.

He also supported a separate bill ensuring that members of the military are paid in the event of a government shutdown. That bill passed unanimously.

“It is vital that we ensure our men and women in uniform are paid,” Hoeven said. “I had hoped we would also get bipartisan support on the House measure to keep government from shutting down, as well. I remain hopeful that Republicans and Democrats, House members and Senate members, can find a compromise that keeps the federal government running.”