Luján: House Republicans' Partisan Agenda to Repeal Health Care Ignores Need to Create Jobs

Statement

By:  Ben Lujan, Jr.
Date: July 11, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District released the following statement today on House Republicans' attempt to once again repeal the Affordable Care Act.

"It is time for House Republicans to stop wasting time on partisan efforts to repeal health insurance reform. Today's vote -- the 33rd time House Republicans have tried to repeal patient protections -- will not hide the fact that they have failed to offer an agenda to create jobs for the American people.

"Instead of trying to repeal a law that protects people with pre-existing conditions, provides free preventive care to seniors, and helps small businesses provide health insurance for their workers, the House should spend time on legislation that can put people back to work."