Pelosi Statement on House Republicans’ Vote Against Families’ Health Care

January 9, 2019
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after 192 House Republicans voted against a resolution affirming the House’s authorization to intervene in the Texas v. United States lawsuit to defend the Affordable Care Act and protect people with pre-existing conditions:

“The health and well-being of children and families across America hang in the balance because of Republicans’ monstrous legal assault on health care.  But tonight, 192 House Republicans voted to be full accomplices in the GOP’s effort to destroy protections for people with pre-existing conditions and threaten Americans’ health care.

“In November, the American people spoke loud and clear: the GOP’s war on health care must end, now. Republicans need to listen to their constituents, and finally work with Democrats to protect the health of families across America.  This new Democratic House of Representatives will be relentless in defending protections for people with pre-existing conditions and affordable health care.”