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Rep. Gallego: Trump and Price will always stick it to the American people

February 9, 2017
Press Release
Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement regarding this week’s expected vote on Rep. Tom Price’s nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services:

“Tom Price is cut from the same cloth as Donald Trump. When facing the choice of either looking out for the American people or padding their own bottom lines, Trump and Price will always stick it to the American people. As we have learned in recent weeks, Tom Price enriched himself in Congress by investing in the very same drug companies he worked to protect.  Tom Price also accepted a privileged offer to buy discounted shares of a foreign drug company—an opportunity that was extended to fewer than 20 Americans. This is simply outrageous.

“In Congress, Tom Price has relentlessly advocated for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, even though it would leave 30 million Americans without healthcare coverage. Under Tom Price’s extreme agenda, insurance companies would be free to deny coverage to anyone with a preexisting condition and charge women higher premiums than men.

“Tom Price’s health care agenda is a war on the working class of this country. Not only has he led the fight to repeal the ACA, Price has fought for years to gut Medicaid and to privatize Medicare.

“Can the American people trust Donald Trump and Tom Price to look out for them? Absolutely not.”