Governors are sent by Him to punish the evildoers and praise the virtuous (1 Peter 2:14).

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  (Mr. QUIGLEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, tomorrow we will celebrate 7 years since the President signed the Affordable Care Act into law. The following day my colleagues across the aisle will vote to eradicate the undeniable progress it has made.

On Thursday, when the House votes on the American Health Care Act, we will vote to take away health insurance from millions of Americans; we will vote to raise premiums on seniors; we will vote to damage women's healthcare programs; and we will vote to reduce access to care for LGBTQ people.

Policies that were once derided as socialist are now mainstream, considering so many of the popular parts of ACA are retained in the Republican replacement.

The majority of the country does not want to repeal ACA but to improve it in a bipartisan way. The only way to create a meaningful change for the American people is to work together across the aisle.

As Lincoln said: “We cannot escape history. We . . . will be remembered in spite of ourselves.” A vote to repeal ACA will be a stain on that legacy. ____________________


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