Lucas Joins Colleagues, American People to Protest Pelosi Health Care Bill

Nov 05, 2009
Health Care

Washington, DCToday, Congressman Frank Lucas joined congressional colleagues and thousands of Americans to protest Speaker Pelosi’s government run health care bill.  Although reports have varied, the Speaker has announced that she hopes to vote on the bill Saturday evening.  The 1,990 page bill has a preliminary score by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office of $1.055 billion over the next ten years.

“I am proud to have joined my colleagues and thousands of Americans to express our opposition to Speaker Pelosi’s trillion dollar federal government takeover of our health care system. 

“This grassroots effort, started by the TEA party activists earlier this year, has swept the nation and is continuing to have a resounding affect on legislation before Congress.  As a vote on Pelosi’s health care bill draws closer, today’s protest demonstrates that the American people continue to be overwhelmingly opposed to government run health care. 

“I want to encourage all Americans to join grassroots efforts like the demonstration today to express their opinion and to let their congressional leaders know where they stand on health care.  I will continue to oppose any health care plan that includes a government takeover of our health care system, that burdens our states with additional fees and bureaucracy, and that saddles our future generations with trillions of dollars of debt.”

For photos of today’s event, please visit Congressman Frank Lucas’ website at /.

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