McConnell Statement on Partisan House Bill, Democrat Disconnect
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding the trillion-dollar health care spending bill narrowly passed by the House:
"Rarely has the disconnect between Congress and the American people been clearer than the vote tonight. Americans want lower costs, less government intrusion, a simpler approach and less spending. Instead, the Democrat leadership has just forced through a partisan, 2,000-page bureaucratic monstrosity--a trillion-dollar government experiment that raises premiums, raises taxes and slashes Medicare to create more government programs. That's not reform.
"As this bill moves to the Senate, Republicans will continue to offer commonsense reforms to lower costs and increase access."