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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after House Republicans voted to repeal health care reform:

Today, Republicans showed us where their priorities lie.  We should be working together to create jobs, strengthen the middle class, and keep our economy on the right track to recovery. Instead, they voted to take away tax breaks for small businesses, to allow insurance companies to deny care to sick children, and to raise the cost of medicine for our seniors. They voted to make a political statement.

“That statement comes with a price tag -- $230 billion.  With one vote, House Republicans chose to spend $230 billion dollars, eliminate new jobs, and take away health insurance from 32 million people.  It’s unfair to the American people and unfortunate at a time when solutions should trump political gamesmanship.”