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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Graves Co-Sponsors Bill to Eliminate Health Care Exemption for Members of Congress

May 1, 2017
Blog Post

Last week it was reported that a new amendment to the American Health Care Act “exempts members of Congress and their staff" from health care changes. 

Like you, I think that’s absurd.

That’s why I became an original co-sponsor on Friday of legislation that would eliminate the ability of members of Congress and staff to be exempt from the American Health Act.

The bill, which can be read here, is short and sweet. It strikes the language exempting members of Congress and congressional staff from the State waivers provision if the American Health Care Act becomes law.

The Speaker of the House has committed that this bill will be voted on in conjunction with the AHCA. 

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