Congresswoman Barbara Lee: The Power of The People Won This Battle

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after President Trump and House Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

“House Republicans’ failure to pass their cold-hearted, destructive repeal of the Affordable Care Act is a resounding victory for the resistance and the American people. Republicans should take a hard look at the unified opposition of the American people and abandon their campaign to strip healthcare from seniors, veterans, people living with HIV, and children.

“After vowing that his best and final offer would succeed, President Trump’s “Art of the Deal” was exposed for what it is: a futile approach to governance . By defeating this bill today, Congressional Democrats have stopped President Trump’s dangerous deal and protected the most vulnerable among us. We must never forget that the power of the people won this battle. Now more than ever we must stay vigilant and continue to resist President Trump’s un-American agenda."