Cantwell Statement on Vote to Proceed to ACA Repeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement after Senate Republicans narrowly prevailed in a procedural vote to move forward on their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“Since January, I have been repeating the same message to my Republican colleagues: don’t kick millions of Americans off of health care and instead come work with us to fix the individual market and improve the Affordable Care Act. Today’s motion to proceed formally declares a war on Medicaid, and is a key step in taking health care away from millions of Americans. I will continue to use every tool at my disposal to protect health care for Washingtonians.”