Category Archives: Health

Rep. Tom Graves Statement on Senate Obamacare Vote

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement concerning the Senate’s failure to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare:

“While I commend Senator Isakson and Senator Perdue for supporting the legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, I’m deeply disappointed and frustrated by the Senate’s failure to pass a bill. The House made difficult choices and passed a bill to fulfill our promise, and the Senate needs to do the same thing. We cannot stand back and let the healthcare system implode. We have to keep fighting. We have to rescue the families caught up in Obamacare’s death spiral, which is only accelerating. I’m ready to do whatever is necessary to move this process forward. The American people are waiting.”

Collins Statement on Final Senate Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON—This morning, the Senate chose not to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act by a vote of 49-51. Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) issued the following statement in response:

“Some of my colleagues across the aisle believe that the Senate’s vote against repealing Obamacare was heroic. I believe it was a failure of process, a process that could have included both houses and both parties in a conference committee. People chose not to move forward on solutions for a health care system in crisis, yet the reason we come to these chambers is to move forward. Obamacare has brought Americans in northeast Georgia and across the country nominal positives and crushing negatives. Allowing Obamacare to remain intact today is no victory for them and only darkens the shadow that has hung over America’s health care landscape for seven years.”

Collins made additional comments of the floor.

Carter Statement on Senate Advancing Obamacare Repeal Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) released following statement after the United States Senate voted to move forward with debate on legislation to repeal Obamacare:

“While we’re not across the finish line yet, the Senate’s decision to move forward with the repeal of Obamacare today is a strong step in the right direction and a bit of hope for Americans trapped in this failed experiment. Now, I urge my colleagues in the Senate to work together just as we did in the House to finally end the Obamacare train wreck once and for all. Americans across the country deserve accessible, affordable, and patient-centered care. We must deliver the choice and control of health care back to patients, and I look forward to the Senate getting the job done.”