Sasse presides over Senate as bill passes 52-47

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement after voting for legislation that repeals the core of ObamaCare and redirects taxpayer dollars from the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, to community healthcare centers. Sasse was presiding over the Senate tonight when the legislation passed 52-47.

"Congress is finally putting legislation to repeal ObamaCare on the President’s desk but our work is far from done. Republicans can’t beat bad ideas with no ideas— it’s time to put a serious replacement on the table and give the American people a clear choice between ObamaCare and a patient-centered solution.

"I’m also grateful that my colleagues have voted to direct taxpayer funds away from the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, and toward community health centers that provide comprehensive care for women and their families. Our pro-life positions are motivated by compassion and respect for the vulnerable— that's exactly what this legislation is all about."