Sen. Marco Rubio R-Fla. celebrated his vote to repeal Obamacare, although the budget amendment sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz failed in the Senate this afternoon 45-54.

“One of the first votes I took when I arrived in Washington was to repeal Obamacare, and today I voted again for its repeal because I firmly believe we need to get rid of this disastrous law.” Rubio said. “Leaving it in place will only leave job creators with uncertainty, patients with fewer health care options, and taxpayers with explosive taxes and costs.”

Rubio also praised Senate Democrats for voting on an amendment to repeal a tax on medical devices.

“By removing this burdensome Obamacare tax, we will be one step closer to saving Americans billions of dollars and valuable jobs, and again expose this law for the flawed program it is,” he added.