Linda Sánchez Blasts House Republican TrumpCare Bill

May 4, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today made the following statement as the House debated the Republican TrumpCare bill:


“I can’t believe we’re here again to vote, or not, on the Republican’s so-called health care bill. Let me remind my colleagues that we are finally here only after Republicans failed to even hold a vote on March 24th and then offered extreme multiple failed amendments to appease the furthest right of their party.

“But I have to give it to them, it takes real cojones to stand here for a vote on a bill that they know provides zero health care benefits for the American people. It takes real fortitude and conviction to stand up for a bill that cuts coverage 24 million Americans, guts Medicaid, reduces the solvency of Medicare, and segregates the sickest.

“The truth is Republicans lack the bravery to call this bill what it really is – a massive tax cut for the rich on the backs of working moms and dads and the sick. They lack the integrity to do the hard work it takes to craft an actual health care bill that would build upon current law and improve the health of Americans.

“I implore my colleagues to come to their senses, vote against this terrible bill, and work with us to continue improving health care in this country for all Americans.”