Press Releases

For Immediate Release
February 2, 2016
Contact: Beth Breeding 2022255431


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) voted in support of a measure to override President Obama’s veto of the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which repeals the pillars of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, known as Obamacare, and defunds Planned Parenthood. However, this measure failed to garner the 2/3 majority needed to override a veto. Congressman Bob Goodlatte released the following statement:

“With this veto, President Obama has sent a message loud and clear: patient choice is not a priority. Despite the millions of Americans who have lost their health care coverage or are facing outrageous insurance premiums, his veto is reflective of a missed opportunity to work with Congress to enact health care solutions that would benefit the American people.

“But this fight is not over. It’s time for a real, bipartisan conversation in Congress that focuses on strategies that help Americans access the best quality health care at the least cost. The government should foster increased access to quality care based on individual choice, not take away choices from people on the grounds that government knows best. The hardworking men and women footing the bill for this flawed law cannot afford more missed opportunities, and I will continue to support health care reform that puts the American people first.” 

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