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Democrat CA 5

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  • Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    by Representative Mike Thompson

    Posted on 2015-02-03

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    THOMPSON of California. I thank the gentleman for yielding.

    Mr. Speaker, it is said that insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result. Well, here we go again, the 56th bill to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act.

    We all understand that the majority needs to give their freshmen Members an opportunity to say that they voted to repeal ObamaCare, so let's call this what it really is: an exercise in futility.

    It may make for good talking points in your districts, but it is bad for our country, and it is a waste of time and a waste of tax dollars. You are in charge with the biggest majority in decades, and this is what you decide to do with it? Folks on my side of the aisle are willing to work with you on things like investing in roads, growing our economy, creating jobs, and even making improvements in the Affordable Care Act.

    Our constituents sent us here to get something done, not to pass bills that [[Page H728]] are never going to become law. So let's do something meaningful. Let's say ``no'' to this bill and get on to the work of the people.

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