WASHINGTON—Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) released the following statement in regards to the House vote to override the President’s veto of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015:
“Today we stood up for the American people by voting to override his veto. While we didn’t reach the two-thirds vote necessary, all is not lost. We have shown there is a clear path to repealing this broken law through reconciliation. There is a path to an affordable healthcare system the people want and deserve. We will continue to work towards patient-centered reform and I am hopeful we can send a repeal bill next year to a president who listens to the people and will sign this into law. The American people deserve more.
Obamacare is hurting Americans. It is causing families to lose coverage they want and forcing them to buy coverage they don’t want and can’t afford. It has increased the costs of healthcare and caused people to lose jobs or have their hours cut. The President is not listening to these hurting families, and, sadly, he has again blocked our efforts to bring them relief. We can do better.”
Rep Hartzler spoke at today’s House Leadership “stakeout,” a weekly press conference highlighting the House Republicans’ efforts. See her remarks below:
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Rep. Hartzler speaks at House Leadership stakeout
Rep. Hartzler, a co-chair of the House Values Action Team and member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, is also a member of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. She represents the people of Missouri’s 4th Congressional District, comprised of 24 counties in West-Central Missouri, and serves on the House Armed Services, Agriculture, and Budget Committees.