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KEY VOTE ALERT: Faso casts deciding vote for reckless Republican repeal bill
Representative Faso just cast the deciding vote for the reckless Republican health care repeal bill as a member of the House Budget Committee. With three Republican defections, the bill only passed 19-17. Had Faso cast a “no” vote, the bill would have stalled in committee.
The bill has garnered widespread opposition from groups across the ideological spectrum, including AARP, the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Republican repeal bill would take health insurance away from 24 million Americans by 2026 and 14 million Americans as soon as next year, all while giving tax breaks to millionaires and health insurance CEOs.
And despite pledging earlier this year to safeguard federal funding for Planned Parenthood, Faso reneged, voting to defund the women’s health organization.
DCCC spokesperson Evan Lukaske released the following statement:
“Representative Faso is now on the record in favor of a health care bill that imposes an unfair age tax on older Americans, jacks up health insurance premiums, and rips away coverage from millions so that Faso can cut taxes for health insurance CEOs. Not only did Faso cast the deciding vote for this boardroom bailout, but he broke his promise to New York women by voting to defund Planned Parenthood. Faso now owns this debacle until Election Day.”
In New York’s 19th Congressional District, a 60-year-old making $30,000 would lose up to $900 (18% tax increase) under this bill.
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