Senator Rob Portman Applauds House Passage of Legislation Repealing Democrats' Health Care Bill

February 11, 2011 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a statement released following the passage of House legislation repealing the Democrats’ health care bill, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) urged the Senate to take up similar legislation and to quickly work on commonsense reforms:

“With its new health care law, Washington missed an opportunity last year to truly reduce health care costs and improve the system for Ohio families and small businesses.  That’s why I support replacing the current law with a more sensible approach.  We can do better.  I will push for the opportunity in the U.S. Senate to pull back from the $2.6 trillion health care law and truly reform the system to reduce costs and help create jobs.”

Today, with a 245 to 189 margin, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.2, legislation repealing the Democrats’ health care legislation.