Former Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) warned that the proposal doesnt save the federal government any money, while Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement that the plan was short on details.
Todays announcement promises savings with no concrete plan to achieve them and no enforcement mechanism if they dont.
The administration has yet to answer the fundamental question of how to pay for its massive multitrillion-dollar health care plan, he said.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.