Attacks on Women's Health Care and Taking Away Health Insurance

Floor Speech

Date: Jan. 6, 2016
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. KILDEE. Mr. Speaker, well, it may be a new year, but the Republicans are celebrating with the same old extreme attacks on women's health care and trying to take away health insurance from hardworking American families.

It is a shame that the House Republican leadership has chosen to spend the first week of 2016 attacking Planned Parenthood and dismantling those important benefits to 22 million Americans.

The bill that we will vote on today will defund Planned Parenthood and the important family planning services that they provide, including lifesaving cancer screenings for millions of women across this country. This bill would dismantle affordable health care for millions of more workers, for families, for students.

Instead of wasting time on a radical bill which, quite frankly, some on the other side have acknowledged will not become law, we ought to be focusing on the questions that the American people sent us here to work on--on getting our economy moving, putting Americans back to work, and rebuilding our infrastructure. That is the challenge that we face, and we ought not politicize women's health care in order to pander to the extreme voices on the right.