McMorris Rodgers Calls for Up-or-Down Vote on Senate Health Care Bill

Mar 16, 2010
Health Care

“Slaughter Solution” Violates Will of the People

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, expressed her support today for a resolution that would require an up-or-down House vote on the Senate health care bill.  If passed, the resolution will prevent Speaker Nancy Pelosi from exercising the so-called “Slaughter Solution” in which the Senate bill would be deemed “passed” even though House members never voted on it.

“I am strongly opposed to this radical health care bill and the arrogant tactics that are being used to pass it over the will of the American people,” said Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers.  “The American people deserve an up-or-down vote on this bill, and I am appalled that Speaker Pelosi is working to prevent such a vote from happening.  To say that a bill has been ‘passed’ without allowing Congress to vote on it is ‘Orwellian’ and un-American.”

“It’s time to hit the restart button on health care reform.  I support a series of common-sense, market-based reforms that will lower premiums for families and small businesses, promote healthier lifestyles, and increase access to affordable, high-quality care – all without raising taxes or adding to our crushing national debt.  That’s what the American people want and deserve, and I will continue to advocate for that approach.”

To watch the Congresswoman’s floor speech today, click here.


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