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Courtney statement on 61st Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act

October 23, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) issued the following statement after casting his vote against H.R. 3762, in the 61st vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill included "poison pill" provisions alongside issues of bipartisan agreement, including a Courtney bill to repeal the excise tax on high-cost health plans (H.R. 2050). Courtney spoke on  the House floor yesterday to call for a vote on his bipartisan bill.

"Today's vote on the budget reconciliation bill was another in a long line of partisan attacks on the Affordable Care Act, a law which is succeeding in expanding access and controlling costs. Instead of focusing on areas of agreement, like my bipartisan bill to repeal the so-called 'Cadillac tax,' GOP leaders have bundled that proposal into a package that includes more tired, partisan attacks on the Affordable Care Act. It's time for Congress to act on areas of bipartisan consensus to improve the health care law, rather than waste time refighting the battles of the past," Courtney said.