Speaker Rendon Statement on Trumpcare

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO —Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed Trumpcare:

“Today’s vote on Trumpcare proves that cowardice must be a pre-existing condition. Kevin McCarthy and California Republicans in Congress chose Donald Trump and Paul Ryan over the needs of their own constituents. They should be ashamed and they must be held accountable.

“Republicans voted to take away health coverage for millions of Americans, they are raising premiums on fixed-income seniors, and removing protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Trumpcare also jeopardizes coverage protections that millions of middle-class families receive through employer-based coverage, and it reduces women’s access to lifesaving care by defunding Planned Parenthood and allowing rape and domestic violence to be considered pre-existing conditions – all to give $300 billion to the wealthiest people in the country.

“This is an ugly day in America.”

CONTACT: Kevin Liao, (916) 319-2063

Website of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon: www.speaker.asmdc.org