Pelosi Statement on Failed House Republican Veto Override Vote


Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after House Republicans failed to override the President’s veto of their budget reconciliation bill to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal the Affordable Care Act:

“It is deeply fitting that Republicans chose Groundhog Day for their failed veto-override vote.  Today, instead of working to create good-paying jobs or raising the paychecks of hard-working Americans, Republicans once again recycled their dead-end special interest assault on women and working families.

“Today’s failed vote represents Republicans’ 63rd vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act and their 12th vote to attack women’s health in the 114th Congress alone.  With this vote, Republicans have once again tried to take family planning and lifesaving preventive care away from millions of women across America.  With this vote, Republicans tried to shatter the affordable health care of 22 million Americans.

“Again and again and again, the Republican Congress returns to these toxic, hollow bills.  House Republicans’ self-declared ‘factory of new ideas’ is stuck in a miserable remake of Groundhog Day – and the women and working families of America aren’t laughing.  The American people need the Republican Congress to set aside their radical obsessions and join Democrats to grow their wages and strengthen their security for the future.”

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