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Murray says Trumpcare failed because of women, children, patients, and families from all walks of life who spoke out

Murray calls for Republicans to drop Trumpcare once and for all, stop sabotaging health care, join Democrats to focus on making health care work better for patients and families

"This may not be the last time we have to fight back against Trumpcare, but we have seen tonight that together, we can fight back and win.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on the failure of the Senate Republican effort to jam Trumpcare through the Senate.

“Tonight, an attempt by President Trump and Republican leaders to spike families’ premiums and deny tens of millions of people health care they depend on failed because of the women, children, patients, and families from all walks of life who made their voices heard—no matter how long the trip to the Capitol was, how frustrated they became, or how frightening it was to speak up. This may not be the last time we have to fight back against Trumpcare, but we have seen tonight that together, we can fight back and win.

“After several courageous Republicans put their constituents ahead of party politics, this latest path forward for Trumpcare has reached a dead end—and now Republicans have a choice to make. They can continue to try to bring Trumpcare back just to score political points and give special interests a massive tax break, or they can engage in the open, transparent, bipartisan process that many Democrats and Republicans agree is the right way to actually make our health care system work better for the people we serve.

“Democrats will continue to urge Republicans to do what is right for patients and families—to stop sabotaging the health care system, drop Trumpcare once and for all, and join us at the table to focus on real solutions. Chairman Alexander has proposed bipartisan hearings in the health committee, and I look forward to those and other discussions with all of my colleagues about the path to making health care more affordable, accessible, and higher quality for all.”