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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Courtney Statement on 90-10 Senate Vote to Repeal "Cadillac" Tax

December 3, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Joe Courtney issued statement after Senate voted overwhelmingly 90-10 for an amendment offered by Senator Dean Heller of Nevada torepeal the Excise Tax on high cost health plans as part of debate on the Senate Health Care reconciliation bill.  Congressman Courtney’s legislation to repeal the Excise Tax permanently has 178co-sponsors in the House:

“Today’s 90-10 vote on the Heller Amendment in the Senate to repeal the Cadillac Tax demonstrates the overwhelming bipartisan support of our repeal efforts in both Houses of Congress,” said Representative Joe Courtney (CT-2).  “I applaud Senators Heller, Heinrich, and Brown, as well as my otherSenate colleagues on joining the strong majority of the House, and the diverse group of stakeholders from every corner of our society in this fight.  The overwhelming majority vote today reinforces that we can join together to improve the Affordable Care Act to keep health insurance affordable for every working family.”

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