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House GOP Again (for the 41st time) Acts to Undermine Healthcare Reform

September 12, 2013
Press Release

For Immediate Release:  September 12, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement on the House Republicans’ 41st attempt to undermine and delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  She opposed today’s vote on H.R. 2775 – a bill to expand the federal government’s bureaucracy in order to investigate Americans’ eligibility for healthcare premium tax credits:

“House Republicans have made destroying the Affordable Care Act their only policy priority. Tea Party Republicans are now holding Congress and the American people hostage, threatening to shut down the federal government in three weeks unless ObamaCare is defunded.  The Republicans refuse to pass a jobs bill, can’t pass a Farm Bill,  and won’t pass comprehensive immigration reform.  Now they are willing to default on America’s debt. The GOP’s political game playing needs to stop and it’s time for Congress to put the needs of the country ahead of the demands of Tea Party extremists.”

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations Committee.  She is Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.