Hoyer Statement on the Failure of Republicans' "Skinny Repeal" Effort in the Senate
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Senate's "skinny repeal" bill failed on the Senate Floor early this morning:
"The Senate has now rejected every option to repeal outright or repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that President Trump and Senator McConnell put before it. It could not be clearer that there is no majority to take the benefits of this law away from millions of Americans. Now it is time for Republicans to step back from their crusade for repeal. As we have been all along, Democrats continue to be ready to work across the aisle to address our nation's health care challenges by bringing greater stability to our health care markets and taking measures to bring costs down. The Affordable Care Act is the law of our land. Let's work together to ensure that all Americans experience its benefits."