Congressman Blum's Statement on Pulling of AHCA
WASHINGTON, DC – "I support the President’s decision to pull the AHCA bill today. Throughout this process, I have been consistent in stating that the main goal of any reform bill must be to make healthcare more affordable for hardworking American families. Unfortunately, the AHCA fell short of that goal, and for that reason I could not support it. I believe Congress should slow down and discuss in an open and transparent manner the best solutions to address the real problem: the unsustainably high cost of healthcare in America. I will always do what I think is right for the citizens of Eastern Iowa, not what the political class in Washington wants me to do -- even if that means standing up to my own party.”
Rod Blum is the Republican Congressman from Iowa’s 1st District. He is a member of the Oversight and Small Business Committees and chair of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade.