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24 Republicans Not Practicing What They Preached About Obamacare

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"One of our core principles is equality under the law. The President gave special exemptions to big business, Congress, and his political allies. But he refused to give the same relief to working families. That is fundamentally unfair," House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in a statement after the vote. "We will take action to give people the same relief the President gave big businesses, and we will take away the special deal for Congress."

After the shutdown dust settled, House Republicans had a chance to practice what they preached. They could decline the employer contribution. Several outspoken proponents of the policy in the Senate -- Vitter and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) -- have done that.

But, based on this roll call vote and the Washington Post's tracking of what health insurance option Congress members are choosing, 24 House Republicans aren't. Ryan and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) are among them. Just two months ago, they voted to prevent themselves from receiving what they had called a special exemption under Obamacare.

Now they're benefitting from it.

Below are the members who the Washington Post recorded as enrolling through the D.C. marketplace with no note that they would decline their employer contribution and who voted on Sept. 30 to strip those contributions for themselves and their staff:

Howard Coble (R-NC)

Rodney Davis (R-IL)

Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)

Bob Latta (R-OH)

Billy Long (R-MO)

Frank Lucas (R-OK)

Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)

Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

Jeff Miller (R-FL)

Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)

Kristi Noem (R-SD)

Bill Posey (R-FL)

Tom Reed (R-NY)

Reid Ribble (R-WI)

Tom Rice (R-SC)

Phil Roe (R-TN)

Peter Roskam (R-IL)

Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Austin Scott (R-GA)

Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)

John Shimkus (R-IL)

Pat Tiberi (R-OH)

Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)

Frank Wolf (R-VA)

About The Author

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Dylan Scott is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. He previously reported for Governing magazine in Washington, D.C., and the Las Vegas Sun. His work has been recognized with a 2013 American Society of Business Publication Editors award for Best Feature Series and a 2010 Associated Press Society of Ohio award for Best Investigative Reporting. He can be reached at dylan@talkingpointsmemo.com.