(Washington DC) – Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the GOP House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 37th time in 41 months without a single vote on a jobs bill:
"The Republican controlled House today capped off probably one of the least productive weeks in the history of the House of Representatives by voting for the 37th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act even though they know this legislation will go nowhere in the Senate or with the White House. After wasting the American people's time all week with political theatre instead of passing a budget and creating jobs, the GOP today decided to waste the American people's money too with another vote to repeal healthcare reform. From the start of this Congress, Republicans have failed to pass a single jobs bill that can become law, while refusing to appoint conferees to enact a budget that's fair and responsibly reduces the deficit. The American people are surely growing weary with this constant desire to place politics above doing what's right."
[U.S. Rep. Karen Bass represents the 37th Congressional District, which includes Los Angeles, Century City, and Culver City and was the 67th Speaker of the California Assembly. Rep. Bass serves as the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights.]