Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on Republican Decision to Scrap Graham-Cassidy Vote

September 26, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after Senate Republican leaders announced that the Senate will not vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

“Graham-Cassidy was a disaster, and its defeat is a victory for American families who won’t lose their health coverage. I hope Republicans see this defeat for what it is: a repudiation of partisan attempts to dismantle a law that has expanded access to health care for millions of Americans. I urge my Republican colleagues to join with Democrats in making bipartisan improvements to the Affordable Care Act. We are ready to work together to lower costs, improve coverage, and help the remaining uninsured get covered.”