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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Ryan Votes Against Efforts to Cut Healthcare for Millions of Americans

October 26, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement today in response to the House Republican Party’s 61st vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and another attempt to defund Planned Parenthood – both of which were included in a budget reconciliation package to fund the government:

Today’s vote was yet another in a long line of examples of the Republican Party refusing to lead. Today Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 61st time and defund Planned Parenthood yet again. Our nation is speeding towards the brink of a fiscal cliff and government shutdown, but instead of actually addressing these imminent economic catastrophes, Congressional Republicans have decided to vote on a measure that they know full well will never become law or move the United States forward. The American people deserve better from their leaders.