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Santa Barbara Congressmember Salud Carbajal made yet another statement from the House floor on Friday, denouncing the Republicans’ health-care bill, but he never got a chance to vote against it. That’s because President Donald Trump and House Republican leader Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act before Congress could act on it, knowing it lacked the votes needed to pass.
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) issued the following statement on the decision by Republican leadership to pull its Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill from consideration in the House of Representatives:
The Republicans’ much embattled Affordable Care Act repeal legislation — the American Health Care Act — was passed by the House Budget Committee, on which Santa Barbara Congressmember Salud Carbajal sits, by a 19-17 vote. Carbajal, a first-term Democrat now entering his eighth week in office, voted against the bill, explaining it “shafted the middle class.” All Democrats on the committee voted against the bill.
The timing couldn’t have been much better. Or worse.
The public packed a town hall Monday hosted by Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, where he and a panel of experts addressed potential impacts of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected earlier in the day the action would cause 14 million people to lose health care coverage next year and grow to 24 million by 2016.
Carbajal held the community meeting — his first on the South Coast since taking office in January — at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Fleischmann Auditorium.
Access to preventive health care services for military members and their families could be expanded, under legislation introduced Thursday by Rep. Salud Carbajal.
Under the Strengthening Preventive Health Care for Service Members Act, the Department of Defense could provide immediate access to preventive screening services for military personnel and their families.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement on the Republican plan to repeal health care for the American people. Per reconciliation procedures, if Republicans pass the bills out of the Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means committees, the bills would return to the Budget committee to be combined.