Members of Congressional delegation react to the failure of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the American Health Care Act.

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly

  • “I have been saying for years that we can work together to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and provide even better health care for Hoosiers. I continue to stand ready to work with anyone, Republican or Democrat, to do so.”

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (CD-2) 

  • “Too many Hoosiers are facing higher premiums, fewer options, and a collapsing system under Obamacare. I’m disappointed in today’s outcome because the American people deserve relief from Obamacare’s broken promises.  I remain committed to working with my colleagues and President Trump to build a patient-centered health care system that lowers costs, provides real protections, and returns control to individuals and families.”

Jim Banks (CD-03)

  • “I remain committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with conservative reforms that will increase competition, lower costs and create more choices. I am hopeful that House Republicans can come together to end Obamacare’s burdensome taxes and regulations and pass free-market reforms that will benefit all Americans. I also will continue pushing for a permanent repeal of the medical device tax, a vital priority for northeast Indiana.”

U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (CD-5)

  • “I’m disappointed in today’s result, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to improve the lives and futures of all Americans. This has been an open and transparent process focused on achieving more affordable healthcare coverage that works better and offers more choices for the American people. Speaker Ryan has offered tremendous leadership. Throughout this difficult process, he has worked hard to listen to and incorporate feedback from our constituents and all of our colleagues. As the Speaker has said, we must now evaluate the path forward.”

U.S.  Rep. Luke Messer (CD-6) 

  • “This is a bad day for the American people. Today’s result means health care costs will continue to rise, coverage will get worse and millions of families will continue to be shackled to Obamacare’s suffocating mandates and taxes.  That said, our work continues. I will always fight for the Hoosiers who sent me here and strive to repeal this failed law.”

U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (CD-8)

  • “I was prepared today to vote to begin the process of repealing and replacing of Obamacare, which is a promise I made the constituents of Indiana’s Eighth Congressional District. Unfortunately, members of our caucus chose to side with Nancy Pelosi by preventing passage of this first step in that process. That’s incredibly disappointing. Make no mistake, what happened today is on a handful of Republican members; and their constituents will hold them to account for reneging on their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. I would like to thank President Trump and Vice President Pence for supporting this legislation. I would also like to thank Speaker Ryan, Leader McCarthy, and Whip Scalise for their leadership and tireless work in the effort to get this bill across the finish line. I will keep working hard to repeal this disastrous law.”

U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (CD-9)

  • “Hoosiers sent me to Washington, D.C. because it was readily apparent to them that D.C. is broken. That was proven today when career politicians failed to summon the courage to accomplish the very clear directive of the American people: repeal and replace the disastrous failure that is Obamacare. Now, more than ever, we need accountability and we need representatives thinking of their constituents, not their careers, to advance this nation towards freedom, safety, and prosperity. I remain steadfast and committed to full repeal of Obamacare and to installing term limits on Members of Congress.”