Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) gave the following remarks on the House Floor in support of H.R. 3811,the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act:
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act.
“The reason why we are passing this important legislation today is that credible and documented fears have been raised that the hastily constructed Obamacare exchange website could jeopardize the security of our most sensitive personal information.
“One of the many reasons so many worry about Obamacare is that it injects government and government bureaucrats into the most personal sphere of our lives – our health care – in new and alarming ways.
“Nothing can turn a life upside down more quickly than identity theft.
“It is our duty as Members of Congress to do everything in our power to protect and inform Americans about these potentially devastating events.
“I am confident that this is one of the law’s negative consequences that both sides of the aisle can come together and agree must be addressed.
“Absent its full repeal, instilling this type of transparency and accountability into Obamacare is a worthy first step.
“I urge my Democratic friends to join with us today and I yield back the balance of my time.”