Working with President Trump, the House made real progress for the people of Missouri and fulfilled our promise to provide relief from the Obamacare death spiral. The American Health Care Act will provide more access to affordable health coverage while stabilizing the insurance marketplace, lowering premiums, and reducing our federal debt and taxes. Obamacare has made healthcare completely unaffordable and unworkable for the American people, and I applaud my colleagues for listening to the needs of our families at home and coming together to pass this historic piece of legislation.
Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides 320,000 abortions every year, has begun attacking me as a supposed enemy of women’s healthcare. Nothing could be further from the truth. In Missouri, there are 12 Planned Parenthood facilities scattered across our 114 counties. However, we have 588 health care clinics that prioritize women’s health and wellness, which is why I voted last Congress to increase funding to those very clinics by hundreds of millions of dollars. #ProLife
Yesterday, I asked Obama Administration officials why they lied to the American people and sent a cargo plane loaded with $400 million in cash to pay Iran for the release of American hostages and subsequently sent an additional $1.3 billion in cash following the release of the hostages. The Administration calls this payment leverage, but I call it ransom. While President Obama would like to hide the details behind classified briefings, I promise that Congress will get you all the answers we deserve.
St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder gave his life while protecting our community last October. Tonight I am honored that his wife, Elizabeth, and her brother, Justin, himself a police officer, are joining me for the President's #JointAddress to Congress. Their strength in the wake of tragedy and unwavering support for our first responders is exemplary for strengthening the ties between our communities and law enforcement. I am confident that under a unified Republican government, we, as a nation, will build stronger, safer communities, jumpstart our economy and get Americans back to work. Link