illibrand Criticizes Republican Efforts To Rush Through Confirmation To Overturn ACA and Eliminate Medicaid Expansions;
Overturning The ACA Would Immediately End Medicaid Coverage For Nearly 1.9 Million Beneficiaries In New York
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today spoke on the Senate floor to denounce Republican efforts to rush through the confirmation process of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. In a last chance effort to impose extreme, conservative views on this country, Senate Republicans are moving forward with a rushed confirmation process that will have harmful consequences on health care, immigrant’s rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and more. Instead of delivering desperately needed COVID-19 relief to American families, this confirmation will risk the health care of millions of Americans. Four years ago, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell denied a hearing for Obama’s nominee eight months before the election and urged the Senate to ensure American voters picked the next Supreme Court Justice by voting for the next president. Today, we are eight short days from the 2020 general election and millions of Americans have already cast their vote.