Hurt votes to repeal Affordable Care Act

Published 11:33 am Tuesday, January 12, 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Virginia, voted recently to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hurt voted in favor of the Senate’s amendment to Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.

“Over the last five years to this day, there is no issue about which I hear more from concerned Fifth District Virginians than the impact of the president’s healthcare law,” said Hurt, who represents the Fifth Congressional District. “Through these years, the House has repeatedly sought to repeal this misguided law and protect the American people from its harmful effects only to be stymied by the filibusters of Senate Democrats. But now, we are sending a bill that will repeal this law to the president’s desk.”

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He said that President Barack Obama’s veto of the bill “would mean that the president remains willfully blind to law’s negative effects.”

Obama vetoed the bill on Friday.