U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) said the Sunday night passage of a new health care plan for the nation makes him heartsick about small businesses in East Texas that will have to cut employees because of it.

“I have been through this bill, and I see where it goes for the people of East Texas,” said Gohmert, who joined all of the other Republican House members in voting against the bill. “All the new taxes, which will go into effect as soon as the president signs the bill, will destroy small business owners in East Texas.”