BREAKING: Senate Republicans Blindly Advance Trump-Pence-McConnell Agenda to Repeal ACA
July 25, 2017
Filed under: Federal Advocacy
Washington, DC -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released the following statement strongly condemning a procedural vote by Senate Republicans to pave the way for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act:
“We are deeply disappointed in the continued reckless attacks on millions of Americans and their access to critical health care,” said JoDee Winterhof, HRC Senior Vice President for Policy and Political Affairs. “It is unconscionable that any Senator would vote in favor of the Motion to Proceed without knowing what the underlying bill to repeal the ACA actually includes, without any public committee hearings, or even a score from the Congressional Budget Office. The Trump-Pence-McConnell plan would result in millions of Americans losing their health care and billions of dollars in tax breaks for the wealthiest in our country -- this is unacceptable. This dangerous proposal would be especially harmful to millions of LGBTQ people and people living with HIV. We urge the Senate to reject this disastrous proposal and work to improve our health care system through an open and democratic process.”
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.