Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act:
"Over two years ago, President Obama and Democrats in Congress took on the longstanding challenge of improving our nation's health care system. We worked to put an end to runaway premium increases and arbitrary coverage denials, to improve and strengthen Medicare, and to create options for individuals and small businesses to purchase quality and affordable insurance. I am pleased that today, our hard work was validated.
"I also hope a new bipartisan spirit emerges after today. Instead of wasting energies on pursuing a repeal of health reform, I hope my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will start working with Democrats to implement this law in the best way possible and return our attentions to the pressing issues of the day -- creating jobs and strengthening the economy."
Congressman Crowley is the seven-term representative from the 7th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as a Chief Deputy Whip in the House of Representatives.