Tom Perez on Collapse of Republicans’ Healthcare Repeal

In response to news that Republicans' second attempt to repeal healthcare reform has collapsed, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Republicans attempted to take away health care from millions and failed twice because the American people made their voices heard and overwhelmingly rejected this bill. Instead of listening to the people they represent, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Congressional Republicans ignored their constituents and met behind closed doors to craft legislation that would have devastated working families. Make no mistake: This bill’s defeat is a victory for human decency and for the millions of families who rely on the Affordable Care Act.

“Democrats are committed to improving the ACA and ensuring that health care is a right for all Americans. The door is open if Republicans want to join us. Otherwise, their constituents will show them the door on Election Day.”