WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List is calling out Senator Dean Heller for standing by while Republican leadership plots to rip health care coverage from hundreds of thousands of people in their states. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“If you thought repealing and replacing was a 'mean' idea, then you probably didn't believe the latest Republican plan to blow up nearly one fifth of our economy and leave millions of people without health care coverage. Senator Heller has shown no leadership on protecting health care for millions and millions of Americans. It is growing clear that they won't stand up to protect the health care of their constituents, and we know that means they won't stand up for anything.”
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