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Congressman Ken Buck

Representing the 4th District of Colorado

Buck Votes Against Boehner-Pelosi Doc Fix

March 26, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Katherine Rosario, 202-226-8414

Washington -- Today, the House voted to pass H.R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) released the following statement:

“I can’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 can’t make our kids and grandkids pay for it.  We need legislation that pays the bill now.  I didn’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.

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