May 4, 2017

McSally Yes; Grijalva, O'Halleran No on Obamacare Repeal

Southern Arizona congressional delegation splits along party lines on key vote.

US Capitol west front hero (PHOTO: Courtesy Architect of the Capitol)

Southern Arizona's congressional delegation split 2-1 against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act as the U.S. House passed the measure Thursday.

Republican Rep. Martha McSally voted for it, issuing a statement afterward saying calling it "not a perfect bill. But it is better than a failed system."

Democrats Raúl Grijalva and Tom O'Halleran voted against it. Grijalva said in a statement that the new legislation is not better than Obamacare, and O'Halleran said in a statement that the legislation "does little to fix the problems our families are facing."

The measure passed the House 217-214 and goes to the Senate, where its passage is being questioned.

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