Constituent Disservices

40th Times’s the Charm?

Instead of passing a jobs plan or doing something else even mildly useful, Republicans the House of Representatives spent today on another pointless vote to repeal Obamacare — the 40th such vote to deny the security of quality, affordable health coverage to millions of Americans. This dead-end effort has cost taxpayers more than $50 MILLION and wasted countless hours of time that could’ve been spent focusing on creating jobs or helping the middle class.

Meanwhile, our colleagues put out a report this week that looked at all 3,100+ counties in the United States and identified those that will benefit the most from Obamacare. Sadly, many of these districts are represented by Republicans who have been fixated on repealing Obamacare and denying their constituents badly needed health coverage and other benefits.

Check out the full report HERE. In the meantime, here’s a handy infographic summarizing the report’s findings.


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