(WTOL) - House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act Wednesday afternoon, aimed at replacing the Affordable Care Act.
The measure passed by only a few votes, with all democrats and a few moderate Republican hold-outs voting against the bill.
Lawmakers on both sides reacted to the bill's passing. Some felt it was a triumph of the new administration while others considered it a step-back for America.
Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) was among the 217 House Republicans to vote for the bill. He released the following statement:
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) was one of the 213 votes against the bill. She released the following statement:
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is among the U.S. Senators vowing to fight the bill when it reaches the Senate floor.
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) says he does not support the House bill, but says it is a step-forward in replacing the Affordable Car Act: