U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement on today's court ruling by a Republican-appointed judge in Virginia against a part of the Affordable Care Act. The Education and Labor Committee is one of three committees in the House of Representatives responsible for creating the law.
"Today's ruling is the exception among more than dozen court cases decided that have questioned any provision of the Affordable Care Act. In every other case, both Republican and Democratic appointed judges have ruled that the law is constitutional and that Congress did not exceed its authority.
"It is clear that opponents of this historic law are working overtime to take affordable health care away from our nation's families and put insurance companies back in control. But just as challenges against Social Security and Civil Rights Act failed, I am confident that the law to guarantee that all Americans have access quality and affordable care will stand up to the legal attacks from special interests."