Pelosi Statement on House Brief Seeking Supreme Court Ruling on GOP’s Anti-ACA Lawsuit

February 12, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement as the House of Representatives filed a reply brief in Republicans’ Texas v. U.S. lawsuit, asking the Supreme Court to act swiftly to hear the case and deliver a ruling this term.  In December, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals had sided with Republicans and given instructions to the District Court to redetermine how much of the law to strike down, almost certainly delaying a final ruling into 2021 or later.

“Every day that the Republicans’ anti-health care lawsuit is allowed to endure is a day that American families will be forced to live in uncertainty and fear.  The longer this GOP lawsuit continues, the longer it will needlessly drive up families’ costs and endanger life-saving protections for people with pre-existing conditions – as well as destroy all the other benefits and protections of the Affordable Care Act.

“The Trump Administration and its GOP allies want to delay judgment on the disaster they have sought – and continue to seek – to unleash on the health care of the American people, but there is no legal or practical justification for doing so.

“To protect the American people, the Supreme Court should hear this case now.  In the courts and in Congress, House Democrats will continue to fight the Administration’s dangerous assault on Americans’ health care.”