Burr, Tillis on Senate health care vote

Posted July 25, 2017 4:37 p.m. EDT
Updated July 25, 2017 11:25 p.m. EDT

North Carolina's two Republican U.S. senators sent out the following statements Tuesday afternoon on the Senate's 51-50 vote to proceed toward repeal of the Affordable Care Act:

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr:

“I am glad the Senate has finally begun to build a solution to the health care crisis facing our nation. This debate will allow each and every Senator the opportunity to bring forward their ideas for consideration through an unlimited amendment process. It is my hope that at the end of this process we will pass legislation fulfilling our promise to the American people: repealing and replacing Obamacare.”

U.S. Sen. Thom Tills:

“Over the last several years, Obamacare has hit hard-working North Carolina families with skyrocketing premiums and fewer choices, while small businesses have struggled to comply with the law’s costly and burdensome regulations. The status quo of Obamacare is unsustainable, and today’s procedural vote sets the stage for an open amendment process where all Senators – Republicans and Democrats alike – will be able to put forward their ideas to reform our nation’s health care system.”