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U.S. Sen. Durbin statement on GOP health care law

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin AP

U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, released the following statement after House Republicans pulled their health care repeal bill from the floor:

“Republicans have spent seven years posturing and misleading the public about the Affordable Care Act,” Durbin said. “Today, their frantic attempt to ram through a half-baked bill repealing health care for millions of Americans fell flat. Republicans must put repeal behind them now and work with Democrats to improve—not destroy—America’s health care system.”

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