Resolution in Support of Leader Pelosi's Defense of the Affordable Care Act


WHEREAS Congressional Republicans dragged the United States into a government shutdown lasting 16 days, which cost the taxpayers $24 billion, created widespread economic uncertainty, and threatened default on the country's loan obligations; and

WHEREAS this reckless hostage-taking was an extreme effort to defund and gut the landmark Affordable Care Act, an established law of the United States that was upheld by the Supreme Court and has withstood electoral challenges; and

WHEREAS House Democrats, led by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, were steadfast in their refusal to jeopardize the ACA, accepting no proposals by Republicans that would seek to weaken or dismantle it, and were ultimately successful in derailing Tea Party and Republicans' efforts;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we commend and thank Nancy Pelosi and the California Congressional Delegation for banding together to successfully defend the Affordable Care Act, which provides access to healthcare for the uninsured, strengthens coverage for those already insured, and allows young Americans to remain under their parents' health coverage until the age of 26; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we ask our Democratic representatives in Washington DC to continue their commitment to the Affordable Care Act in future legislative standoffs and to stand firm against extremist Republicans whose irrational obsession with overturning the ACA continues to produce dangerous consequences for our nation's economic well-being.

Sponsored by Chairman John Burton


Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its November 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Westin Hotel, Millbrae
November 24, 2013






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