Foxx Statement on House Passage of American Health Care Act
WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after the House passed the American Health Care Act:
"For seven long years, families and small businesses have suffered the devastating consequences of Obamacare. Costs are skyrocketing, choices are diminishing, small businesses are struggling, and jobs are being destroyed. That’s what the American people have been forced to live with, and that’s why Republicans promised to provide a better way. We are on a rescue mission, and this vote is an important step in repealing a failed law and delivering free-market, patient-centered solutions.
"Today’s action represents an important moment for our country and a central part of our broader effort to deliver health care relief for working families. Already, the House passed reforms that will empower small businesses to band together to offer working families greater access to affordable health coverage. These are the kind of smart, responsible health care solutions that the American people need, and we are determined to deliver."
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.