Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Pingree Calls Trumpcare’s Failure in House a Victory for Mainers, Millions of Americans

Mar 24, 2017
Press Release

Statement from Congresswoman Chellie Pingree following the failure of House Republican’s to bring Trumpcare to the floor for a vote:  
“This is a huge win for tens of thousands of Mainers who made their voices heard and rely on the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood. This bill was bad from the start and got worse as President Trump and House Republicans negotiated behind closed doors. Trumpcare would have increased costs for older, rural, and low-income Mainers, stripped funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, and given billions in tax breaks to health insurance companies and the wealthiest Americans. Since the bill did not pass today, I hope President Trump commits to giving the ACA the support it needs to continue protecting and covering millions of Americans."