Carper Statement on Failed Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted down a devastating proposal that would dismantle the country’s health care system.

“In the words of Senator Schumer this evening, it’s time to turn the page. Tonight, we have the opportunity to change course and return to regular order, just as Senator McCain called for us to do when he returned to the Senate earlier this week. In the days ahead, we must immediately focus on stabilizing the exchanges. But then, we should fix the parts of the Affordable Care Act that need to be fixed and preserve the parts that should be preserved.

“We don’t need a Democratic victory, a Republican victory or a Trump victory. We need a victory for the American people. It’s now up to us – every single one of us – to prove to our constituents that we can do it. It’s what they expect from us and, more important, it’s what they deserve. Let’s get to work.”