Press Statement
House Vote to Pass Reconciliation Bill Is a ‘Deeply Disappointing Signal for 2016’

“In 2015, time and again, a Congress driven by an ideological, anti-woman agenda wasted time and energy trying to gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA), take away women’s access to abortion care, and block efforts to improve economic security for the country’s hard-working families. It is a deeply disappointing signal for 2016 that House leaders chose to prioritize the reconciliation bill so early in the new year, and that the House passed it today. The reconciliation bill would gut the ACA, which is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, and defund Planned Parenthood, which provides high-quality health care women urgently need.

If it were to become law, this bill would cause real and lasting harm to women’s health. The country is much better off because President Obama will veto it.

America needs Congress to continue the work to make quality, affordable, high-value health care available to all, make our workplaces more fair and family friendly, and improve economic security for all – instead of pursuing an unpopular, politically motivated agenda that would hurt women and families.”

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