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Congresswoman Buerkle Co-sponsors First Major Piece of Legislation

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Location: Washington, DC

Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25), freshly sworn-in Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, has co-sponsored her first piece of major legislation, a bill to repeal the President's health care law.

Yesterday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor introduced H.R. 2, "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act." The act specifically repeals the Affordable Care Act and any health care related provisions in the "Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010."

"I support the repeal and replacement of the Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 because I believe Congress must replace the massive health care law with smaller, constructive reforms that actually address cost and access," said Buerkle.

Congresswoman Buerkle contends, "New York State is home to many of the finest hospitals in the world, and the people of the 25th District of New York may be assured of my commitment to ensuring that federal legislation does not undermine our hospitals' ability to continue giving a high level of care to patients."

Congresswoman Buerkle has also co-sponsored a bill introduced by Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) to repeal the individual mandate making the purchase of health insurance mandatory and a bill introduced by Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) repealing the ban on incandescent light bulbs, a major job-killing measure.


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