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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Statement on the Senate’s Failed Attempts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

July 28, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Gene Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the Senate failed to pass an amendment repealing parts of the Affordable Care Act:

“The Senate Republican Majority voted on a repeal measure three times this week, and last night they struck out,” said Green. “Democracy is about bipartisanship and listening to what’s in the best interest of the people we serve. The Republican Majority has worked in secrecy since the first day they started crafting legislation to repeal the ACA, and the failed attempts this week are a result of their path toward repeal.”

“There are certainly ways the current law can be improved, like strengthening the risk pool, promoting competition among insurers, and requiring states to expand their Medicaid program so that almost 50,000 individuals in our district and millions of lower-income Americans across the country could get insurance. I look forward to working with my Republican colleagues to build on the ACA and improve the law.”