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Blumenthal Statement on Senate Vote to Reject Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

[WASHINGTON, DC] – After the Senate rejected efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement:

“Tonight’s vote is a testament to the millions of Americans who never gave up—who relentlessly spoke out and stood up with caring and conviction. They came to town halls, called Congress, and posted on Facebook. It is also a tribute to the Senators who heard those voices, and put the people they represent first. A few profiles in ‎courage slowed - and maybe stopped – a tragic assault on American health care. Being in the Senate Chamber for this vote was a proud and moving moment. We must now come together, reaching across partisan divides. Let us end a misguided and misanthropic effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. We stand ready to work on commonsense, bipartisan improvements to our healthcare system, joining our colleagues across the aisle.”