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Congressman Roger Marshall

Representing the 1st District of Kansas

Marshall statement on the American Health Care Act

March 24, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement after the American Health Care Act was pulled from its scheduled vote:

“I am deeply disappointed in my colleagues who couldn’t look past their personal agendas to put the priorities of the American people first. The skyrocketing cost of Obamacare, and the toll it is taking, is on their hands, no matter the party.

The American people elected this Congress to get things done - not to be obstructionists. Republicans have the House, Senate and White House, and there is no reason to continue acting as the 'opposition party.' It is time to lead.

I thank the President, the Speaker, Leader McCarthy, Whip Scalise, Chair McMorris-Rogers and all who worked tirelessly on this legislation. Throughout this process, they were perfectly professional. Never once did they say anything personal against any person or their beliefs. They've done an incredible job of keeping us together.

Rural health care in Kansas has unique issues that we will continue to put under the spotlight. I stand ready, as I always have been, to work to improve our broken healthcare system.”