For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 26th, 2016

Contact: Victoria R. Coley
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Grover Joseph Rees Signs ObamaCare Repeal Pledge

"Grover Joseph Rees’s decision to take the Pledge shows he gets it when it comes to health care,” said Heather R. Higgins, President and CEO of Independent Women's Voice. “This clearly demonstrates to voters his commitment to the full and complete repeal of ObamaCare.”Lafayette, LA — Today, Independent Women’s Voice announced that Grover Joseph Rees (R-LA) has signed the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge. Rees, a retired United States Ambassador, is a candidate for Congress in Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional district.

“Ambassador Rees understands the harm that ObamaCare has already caused through increased premiums and costs, and a decreasing quality of care,” added Higgins. “ObamaCare means bigger government. It means less freedom. It means people have less choice and control in their health care decisions. And all of this will continue to grow worse if ObamaCare isn’t turned back.”

In signing the Pledge Ambassador Rees stated, “This should be an easy decision for every candidate who understands the basic laws of economics and of human behavior. Our health care costs had spiraled out of control because too many decisions about care and cost were no longer being made by patients and their doctors. Instead of addressing this fundamental problem, ObamaCare made it worse by putting even more decisions in the hands of committees in Washington and other faraway places. I will work to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with a program that relies more on the free market and less on the federal bureaucracy.”

"The Repeal Pledge was designed as a litmus test to help the American public understand which candidates and office holders are serious about repeal, versus those who claim to be but won't actually take action," continued Higgins.  "With this commitment, Grover Joseph Rees passes that test."

The Repeal Pledge is a project of Independent Women's Voice, a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

For more information on The Repeal Pledge, including a complete list of signers, please visit


Independent Women's Voice is a 501(c)(4) fights for women and families by expanding support for, and then winning, policy and political campaigns that advance prosperity, freedom, and greater choices. IWV is an affiliate organization of the Independent Women's Forum.