Washington, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black released the following statement after the Senate’s failure to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare:
“After seven years of promising the American people that we would save them from Obamacare, the Senate last night broke their promise. After months of debate, they failed to find even a single piece of health care legislation that they could support, including the same bill they passed in 2015, and then they gave up. This is unacceptable.
The House has done its work. We passed a bill to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a patient-centered health care system almost three months ago. The Senate’s failure to even continue the legislative process is a slap in the face to the voters that trusted and elected them. They deserve better. I urge my colleagues in the Senate not to quit and to keep fighting to keep their promise and save the American people from Obamacare.”