Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Statement on Delayed Republican Health Care Vote

Jun 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today made the following statement after Senate Republicans announced they will postpone a vote on their health care bill:

“Thanks to calls and protests from AmericansDemocrats, Republicans and independents; the elderly, the sick and the poor; religious leaders, community advocates and thoughtful organizers; hospital leaders, doctors and other health care providers; and hard-working, tax-paying, caring Tennesseans – Senate Republicans have delayed a vote on their awful health care bill,” Rep. Cooper said. “That’s great news, but the fight is far from over, and a bad bill could come back in the future. The Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect and we can fix its problems. The best health care plan would be one that can achieve bipartisan support.”