Wasserman Schultz Statement on President Obama's Veto of Republican Reconciliation Bill that Guts the Affordable Care Act and Defunds Planned Parenthood

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Washington, DC, January 8, 2016 | comments
I commend President Obama for his veto of this House Republican messaging bill that attempted to strip millions of American women of their health care by defunding the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood. This shameful attempt to score points with the most extreme elements of their party is dangerous, but not at all surprising.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on President Obama’s Veto of Republican Reconciliation Bill that Guts the Affordable Care Act and Defunds Planned Parenthood

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today after President Obama vetoed House Republicans’ reconciliation bill defunding the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood:

“I commend President Obama for his veto of this House Republican messaging bill that attempted to strip millions of American women of their health care by defunding the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood. This shameful attempt to score points with the most extreme elements of their party is dangerous, but not at all surprising.

“It is a little over a week into the New Year and House Republicans have been very clear what their priority is this year: wasting American's time and tax dollars on empty bills that do nothing to help them. House Republicans are more spiteful and obstructionist than ever. If their opening agenda items are any indication, it's going to be a long year of pointless, ideological pandering to their Tea Party base rather than working together to continue to move our country forward.”

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Contact:

Sean Bartlett, Sean.Bartlett@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

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