Buck Votes Against Boehner-Pelosi Doc Fix
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â€œI canâ€™t vote for this. Our doctors and our kids deserve better. I understand that we have to permanently fix this broken payments system, but we canâ€™t make our kids and grandkids pay for it. We need legislation that pays the bill now. I didnâ€™t come to Washington DC to continue this system of making future generations pay for current consumption," said Buck.
The Boehner-Pelosi deal to address the looming Medicare physician payment cuts proposes to add $141 billion to the deficit over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He serves on the OGR Subcommittees on Government Operations and the Interior and is a member of the Judiciary Subcommittees on Immigration and Border Security and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.