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Rep. Pocan Floor Statement: 62nd Attempt to Repeal ACA Makes it Feel Like Groundhog Day

Jan 6, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) a member of the Budget Committee, spoke on the House Floor in opposition to a budget reconciliation bill, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 62nd time and defund Planned Parenthood.

You can find a video clip of Rep. Pocan speaking on the Floor here.

“Thank you Mr. Speaker. We were told just a couple months ago on the floor of this Congress that there’s a new day in Congress.

“Well it doesn’t feel like a new day; it feels a lot like Groundhog Day. I feel like Bill Murray from that early 1990’s movie. I wake up, I shower, I get on a plane, and I come to Washington. I plan on voting on how to create jobs or help lift people’s wages. Instead, I’m voting on taking away healthcare from 22 million people.

“The next week I wake up, I shower, I get on a plane, I fly to Washington and what do I do? I vote on taking away health insurance from 22 million people…this is not a new day in Congress, it’s just Groundhog Day.”