Washington, DC- Congresswoman Kay Granger released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a government-takeover of our health care system:

“The outcome of tonight’s vote is a huge disappointment. Health care affects every single American. It affects our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, grandchildren and grandparents. This bill is not what the people I represent want. Our health care system is in desperate need of reform. We did not get reform from this bill. What we did get is $ 569 billion in new taxes, $528 billion in cuts to Medicare, and hundreds of thousands of fewer jobs in our economy. This is shameful.

 “I want to sincerely thank the thousands of Americans who took time out of their lives to come to Washington and tell their member of Congress that they want them to stop this legislation. I want to also thank every Texan who called, wrote letters, emailed, or spoke to me in person about their position on this important issue over the last year. The intense passion to kill this bill should now focus on the Senate. Do not be misled; this battle is far from over.”