Congressman Joe Kennedy

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KENNEDY STATEMENT ON TRUMPCARE

May 4, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today released the following statement after House Republicans voted to take health care away from millions of Americans.

"Health care is our ultimate equalizer. No matter your power or privilege, we will all wake up one day in need of a little mercy. Trumpcare rejects that common humanity and continues the Administration’s calculated attempt to divide up our nation based on fate, fortune and difference.  It creates one system for the powerful and another for the poor, one set of rules for the strong and another for the suffering. 

"If there is any silver lining to this vote it is that the American people are engaged, awake and on notice like never before. It is a long road to the President's desk. We will be fighting every step of the way."

Kennedy has been a leading opponent of Trumpcare, deriding Speaker Ryan for calling the bill an ‘act of mercy’ and highlighting the bill’s devastating impact on mental health care in particular. Watch his speech during today’s debate on the House floor here.

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For Immediate Release:
May 4, 2017
 
Contact:
Emily Kaufman (617) 332-3333
Dan Black (202) 225-5931

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