Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015by Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton
Posted on 2016-01-06
NORTON. Mr. Speaker, it's ironic that during our first sessions
of the new year today, the House gets down to business with fake
business--defunding Planned Parenthood and the 62nd vote to repeal
Obamacare. Never mind the inevitable veto by a Democratic President--
the Republican Governor of Kentucky, Matt Beven has already vetoed his
own campaign promise to repeal the Medicaid expansion. A Washington
Post editorial commended Bevin for ``good sense.'' It's also sound
policy and good politics to claim federal funds that your constituents
have paid for to improve the health care of half a million low-income
Defunding Planned Parenthood, or federally funded health care for the 60 percent of their Medicaid patients who depend on Planned Parenthood, would have the same effect as defunding the Medicaid expansion in Kentucky. Both would take away from the neediest living in underserved communities for spiteful political reasons.
Republicans began 2016 with more of the same, by targeting medical care for the poor. Americans deserve better than the same old foolishness in the new year.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. All time for debate has expired.
Pursuant to House Resolution 579, the previous question is ordered.
The question is on the motion by the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Tom Price).
The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that the ayes appeared to have it.