Senate Democrats

Schumer Statement In Response To Supreme Court Ruling On Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C.U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement Thursday in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act:

“This decision preserves not only the health care law, but also the Supreme Court’s position as an institution above politics. Just as Speaker Boehner vowed not to spike the football if the law was overturned, Republicans should not carry on out of pique now that the law has been upheld. Democrats remain willing to cooperate on potential improvements to the law, but now that all three branches of government have ratified this law, the time for quarreling over its validity is over. Congress must now return its full-time focus to the issue that matters most to the public, and that is jobs.”