Sen. Lee Praises Decision to Pull House Health Bill

March 24, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Friday after House leadership canceled a vote on the American Health Care Act:

“The decision to pull this bill was a sound, commonsense one. We can now begin the hard and necessary process to get this right.”

“We will begin working collaboratively here in the Senate and with our friends in the House to produce a bill that will get 51 votes in the Senate and 216 in the House. The bill will reduce costs, save taxpayers money, and make our health care system great again.”

“The reality is that the current House bill was not ready for the House floor and certainly not ready for the Senate. We need an open, transparent, and deliberate process. The stakes for all Americans are simply too high for anything else.”