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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on Graham-Cassidy Bill Being Pulled from Senate Floor

September 26, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on Graham-Cassidy Bill Being Pulled from Senate Floor

WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after Senate Republicans said they will not bring their latest version of Trumpcare, the Graham-Cassidy bill, to the Senate floor:

“I am so pleased to learn that the efforts of Senate Republican leaders to destroy the nation’s health care system as we know it and rob millions of Americans of their health insurance have failed once again. I commend the few courageous Republican Senators who listened to their constituents and announced their opposition to this outrageous bill.

“The Graham-Cassidy bill is just the latest in a string of disastrous Trumpcare bills, proving that Donald Trump and his Republican allies on Capitol Hill have no real plans to provide all Americans – including working families, disabled Americans, children, veterans, seniors, and people with pre-existing conditions – quality and affordable health care.

“We must fight to maintain and improve Obamacare. It is the only way to ensure quality health care for the American people. Democrats have said repeatedly that Obamacare is not perfect and we are willing to work together with our Republican colleagues to improve the law.  Let us hope the Republicans will finally come to their senses so we can pass bipartisan legislation to provide the very best health care that the American people deserve.”

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