Congresswoman Lois Capps Votes Against Repeal of Affordable Care Act in House of Representatives
Area Congresswoman Lois Capps voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act in the House of Representatives in Washington on Wednesday. The measure passed mostly along party lines on a vote of 244 to 185 and it marks the 33rd time the House has voted to repeal all or a portion of the law in the past 18 months, but this was the first time since it was upheld by the US Supreme Court. In a statement Capps said if the law was repealed, it would mean the loss of valuable benefits, like the nearly 10,000 Central Coast young adults who now have health insurance because they can stay on their parents' plans.
Although the House voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it is likely to stall in the Democrat controlled US Senate.
Congresswoman Capps says Congress should focus on jump-starting the economy and creating jobs.