Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby Statement on Withdrawal of Health Care Bill

March 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today expressed disappointment upon the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), and she said this legislative setback is a missed opportunity to deliver on a promise conservatives have made to the American people for seven years.

“The American people gave Republicans a tremendous opportunity to deliver results on their behalf. Our Republican majority’s failure to rally around this priority and keep good faith on the promise we made is disappointing to say the least,” Roby said. “Today I was prepared to keep my promise and vote ‘yes,’ and I am disheartened that I did not have the chance to be a voice for the people I serve. I fought hard for this bill, and I will continue to fight for those burdened by Obamacare. The status quo is simply unacceptable, and I appreciate that President Trump and Speaker Ryan worked diligently to build support for this plan.”