Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ohio Senators Ask Ohio AG to Join Lawsuit

COLUMBUS—State Senator Gary Cates (R-Butler County) today circulated a letter signed by 20 of his fellow Senators that urges Attorney General Richard Cordray to join 14 other state attorneys general to challenge the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“Sunday was a sad day for our nation. We witnessed a majority of our elected representatives in the U.S. Congress completely dismiss the will of the American people who elected them and throw states’ rights out the window,” Senator Cates said. “It is my hope that our Attorney General will stand with us to oppose costly federal mandates and preserve Ohioans’ right to choose how they receive health care services.”

In addition to Senator Cates, the letter, delivered to Attorney General Cordray today was signed by Senate President Bill Harris, President Pro Tempore Tom Niehaus, Majority Floor Leader Keith Faber, Majority Whip Steve Buehrer, Senator Mark Wagoner, Senator David Goodman, Senator Jon Husted, Senator Shannon Jones, Senator Bill Seitz, Senator Chris Widener, Senator Jim Hughes, Senator John Carey, Senator Tim Grendell, Senator Jimmy Stewart, Senator Bob Gibbs, Senator Tom Patton, Senator Karen Gillmor, Senator Kevin Coughlin, Senator Kirk Schuring and Senator Tim Schaffer.
Cordray Letter