Press Release ● House GOP Budget
For Immediate Release: 
January 3, 2017
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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after Republicans in the Senate introduced a budget resolution today, which provides a process for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act:

“The budget resolution introduced today by Senate Republicans represents a brazenly cynical use of the federal budget process to advance the political aim of repealing the Affordable Care Act.  Ignoring a deficit of over $1 trillion – and rising – at the end of the next decade, this resolution flies in the face of the intent of budget reconciliation, which is supposed to be used to reduce the deficit.  Instead of focusing on ways to afford investments in creating jobs and expanding opportunity for Americans in a fiscally sustainable manner, Senate Republicans’ budget resolution is expressly written for the purpose of setting up a repeal of the Affordable Care Act in the absence of a replacement.  Such a repeal would cause 30 million Americans to lose health care coverage and tens of millions to see their costs go up.  Furthermore, all Americans would be at risk of losing the protection of the Affordable Care Act’s rules that ban discrimination against women and those with pre-existing conditions and prohibitions on annual and lifetime coverage limits.  This is not a real budget resolution but instead a partisan messaging instrument that will harm American families.”