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Courtney Statement On Republican Leadership Canceling Healthcare Vote

March 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) made the following statement after House Republicans canceled the vote on the American Health Care Act repealing the Affordable Care Act: 

Watch Courtney’s floor speech

“Today the Republican Conference took us to the brink of disaster by putting forward a fatally-flawed bill which was largely a tax cut for the rich and would have endangered the healthcare of tens of millions of Americans,” said Courtney. “The Republican bill was opposed across the board by nurses, doctors, veterans’ advocates for older Americans and persons with developmental disabilities. It is my sincere hope that Speaker Ryan and President Trump will get serious about governing in a way that represents all Americans, and work with Democrats to craft real solutions which will build on the Affordable Care Act rather than attempting to start from scratch.”