INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Todd Young is set to deliver the Weekly GOP Address - the fourth one delivered by a member of Congress from Indiana this year.
This week, the House of Representatives passed a bill he introduced that would delay the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act. Now, Young will appear on a national stage.
Rep. Young is actually sharing the stage with Arkansas Congressman Tim Griffin in a message that was taped on Capitol Hill. Young was chosen for the duty by House Speaker John Boehner.
"You know, it's a great honor," he said in a WISH-TV interview. "It's an honor that's been extended to several other Hoosiers, I must note."
That's right, freshman Rep. Luke Messer (R-District 6) delivered the GOP Address just last month. Earlier this year Rep. Susan Brooks (R-District 5) had the honor and so did Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-District 2.) They're both freshmen, too.
Young got tapped because of his bill that would delay the implementation of an individual mandate to purchase health insurance under Obamacare.
"It's simply unfair to give business a pass," said Young in a floor speech, "but not to give such treatment to rank and file Americans."
The bill passed on a vote of 251-174.
"I was pleased that over 20 Democrats did support my bill," Young said, "and supported the previous bill delaying the employer mandate."
That will be part of the message in the weekly GOP Address.
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