How California Representatives Voted on the AHCA

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I. Introduction
II. How Each Representative Voted – Table
III. Additional Information on Representatives Who Voted “Yes”

A. California District 1 – Doug LaMalfa
B. California District 4 – Tom McClintock
C. California District 8 – Paul Cook
D. California District 10 – Jeff Denham
E. California District 21 – David Valadao
F. California District 22 – Devin Nunes
G. California District 23 – Kevin McCarthy
H. California District 25 – Steve Knight
I. California District 39 – Ed Royce
J. California District 42 – Ken Calvert
K. California District 45 – Mimi Walters
L. California District 48 – Dana Rohrabacker
M. California District 49 – Darrell Issa
N. California District 50 – Duncan Hunter


I. Introduction

 

On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”).  According to the Los Angeles Times, California’s Republican representatives’ were crucial to the healthcare vote, as most of them were undecided until the hours preceding the vote.  Californian House representatives voted for this bill along party lines with Democrats unanimously voting “No” and Republicans voting “Yes.”  This article presents detailed information on the 14 California Representatives that voted “Yes” for the AHCA on May 4, 2017, including past campaign promises and other actions on healthcare.  It also provides contact information for each representative.

 

For a full list of the representatives’ votes, including those outside California, click here.

 

II. How Each Representative Voted – Table

 

American Health Care Act:
California House Representatives’
Votes by Party Designation (May 4, 2017)
Republicans Yes (14) No (0) Democrats Yes (0) No (39)
CA-1 Doug LaMalfa Yes   CA-2 Jared Huffman   No
CA-4 Tom McClintock Yes   CA-3 John Garamendi   No
CA-8 Paul Cook Yes   CA-5 Mike Thompson   No
CA-10 Jeff Denham Yes   CA-6 Doris Matsui   No
CA-21 David Valadao Yes   CA-7 Ami Bera   No
CA-22 Devin Nunes Yes   CA-9 Jerry McNerney   No
CA-23 Kevin McCarthy Yes   CA-11 Mark DeSaulnier   No
CA-25 Steve Knight Yes   CA-12 Nancy Pelosi   No
CA-39 Ed Royce Yes   CA-13 Barbara Lee   No
CA-42 Ken Calvert Yes   CA-14 Jackie Speier   No
CA-45 Mimi Walters Yes   CA-15 Eric Swalwell   No
CA-48 Dana Rohrabacker Yes   CA-16 Jim Costa   No
CA-49 Darrell Issa Yes   CA-17 Ro Khanna   No
CA-50 Duncan Hunter Yes   CA-18 Anna G. Eshoo   No
      CA-19 Zoe Lofgren   No
      CA-20 Jimmy Panetta   No
      CA-24 Salud Carbajal   No
      CA-26 Julia Brownley   No
      CA-27 Judy Chu   No
      CA-28 Adam B. Schiff   No
      CA-29 Tony Cardenas   No
      CA-30 Brad Sherman   No
      CA-31 Pete Aguilar   No
      CA-32 Grace F. Napolitano   No
      CA-33 Ted Lieu   No
      CA-35 Norma J. Torres   No
      CA-36 Raul Ruiz   No
      CA-37 Karen Bass   No
      CA-38 Linda T. Sanchez   No
      CA-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard   No
      CA-41 Mark Takano   No
      CA-43 Maxine Waters   No
      CA-44 Nanette Barragan   No
      CA-46 J. Luis Correa   No
      CA-47 Alan Lowenthal   No
      CA-51 Juan C. Vargas   No
      CA-52 Scott Peters   No
      CA-53 Susan A. Davis   No

This information is from The New York Times.

California’s 34th Congressional District currently has an empty seat.  A special election will be held this year.  This district did not vote on the AHCA.

 

III. Additional Information on Representatives Who Voted “Yes”

Below are details about each representative and how they voted, including past promises and their stated reasons for voting “yes” for the AHCA. If you are trying to look up your representative and do not know who that is, click here.
 

A. California District 1 – Doug LaMalfa

Name: Doug LaMalfa (2013)
Party:  Republican
District: 1 (Northeastern California, including Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sisikyou, Sierra and Tehama counties; parts of Placer, Glenn and Nevada counties).

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— Portion of official statement on the vote, released May 4, 2017:

“This bill is not a finished product, but it’s a start.  The American Healthcare Act is a positive step that will ultimately return the freedom of choice back to the patient.”

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
Rep. LaMalfa was undecided on AHCA as of May 3, 2015.

— He was also undecided at the time of the first scheduled vote in March but was reportedly “leaning yes” so long as recipients of Medicaid would continue to be covered.

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:
Campaign Promise: Repeal obamacare and protect Medicare for seniors

“In repealing Obamacare we will immediately overturn the $718 billion cut made to Medicare.  Cutting the cost of doing business is critical, that includes addressing defensive medicine, malpractice reform, and increasing competition.  Additionally allowing more consumer choice and competition across state lines will help to lower medical costs for all Americans.”

Other Recent Actions/Promises
Official website statement on healthcare:

“Repealing Obamacare would immediately overturn the $718 billion cut made to Medicare, safeguarding a medical system that serves over 48 million Americans. Cutting the cost of doing business is critical, that includes addressing defensive medicine, malpractice reform and increasing competition. Allowing more consumer choice and competition across state lines will also help to lower medical costs for all Americans.”

Additional News about Representative:

North State Congressman Doug LaMalfa Weighs-in on the GOP Health Care Legislation
Action News Now, Channel 12/24
March 17, 2017

LaMalfa Gets Earful About Health Care, Praises New Plan
Redding Record Searchlight
March 9, 2017

Contact Information:

Online Form

Washington, DC Office
322 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm EST
Phone: (202) 225-2076

Auburn District Office
2399 Rickenbacker Way
Auburn, CA 95602
Phone: (530) 878-5035

Oroville District Office
2862 Olive Highway, Suite D
Oroville, CA 95966
Phone: (530) 534-7100

Redding District Office
2885 Churn Creek Rd., Suite C
Redding, CA 96002
Phone: (530) 223-5898


B. California District 4 – Tom McClintock

Name: Tom McClintock (2009)
Party:  Republican
District: 4 (Eastern/Central California, including Alpine, Almador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Tuolomme counties; parts of Fresno, Madera, Nevada and Placer counties).

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— Portion of his official statement on the AHCA vote:

“I had hoped the reforms could be enacted as a single, comprehensive bill.  Conspicuously lacking in the AHCA is a provision to restore the freedom of consumers to shop across state lines, which will be vital to Californians stuck in the highly-regulated state system.  But the AHCA moves us quickly toward a consumer-friendly health-care system and follow-up legislation will assure that Californians can access reformed markets in all fifty states.”

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
— McClintock voiced modest support for the AHCA on March 22, 2017, stating that it was important to repeal the individual and employer mandates but expressing concern about the fiscal impact on seniors and those in rural areas.

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
Campaign website statement: Supports full ACA repeal  

Additional News about Representative:

Rep. McClintock Signs off on Obamacare Repeal
Calaveras Enterprise
May 5, 2017

Contact Information:

Online Form

Washington, DC Office
2312 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2511

Roseville District Office
2200A Douglas Blvd, Suite 240
Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: (916) 786-5560


C. California District 8 – Paul Cook

Name: Paul Cook (2012)
Party:  Republican
District: 8 (Eastern desert region, including Inyo and Mono counties; most of San Bernardino county).

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— Has not released an official statement on the vote.

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
— As of May 3, 2017, Cook was reportedly undecided on the AHCA.

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
Campaign website statement:  Would vote to fully repeal the ACA but would protect Medicare.

Additional News about Representative:

Where Do California Republicans Stand on the Health-Care Bill?
The Mercury News
March 24, 2017

Obamacare Repeal Gets Paul Cook’s Vote
Hi-Desert Star
January 13, 2017

Contact Information:

Online Form

Washington, DC Office
1222 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5861

Apple Valley District Office
14955 Dale Evans Parkway
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Phone: (760) 247-1815

Yucaipa District Office
34282 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399
Phone: (909) 797-4900


D. California District 10 – Jeff Denham

Name: Jeff Denham (2010)
Party:  Republican
District: 10 (North central California; largest city Modesto; includes Stanislaus county and parts of San Joaquin county)

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— Portion of his Official Statement On AHCA Vote:

“The American Health Care Act, as amended, is a good first step toward putting control over personal healthcare choices back into the hands of individuals — not the federal government — while ensuring important protections remain in place for those with pre-existing conditions and in high risk pools.”

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
— Denham voiced modest support for the AHCA on March 9, 2017, stating that it was good start because it continued to protect pre-existing conditions, allowed children to stay on parent policies until age 26, and banned lifetime caps.  He explained that he was still worried about its impact on the Medicaid expansion population.

— On April 17, 2017, Denham was reportedly hesitant about the AHCA, stating “there are things in the Affordable Care Act we expect to stay.”  He stated that he would expect to see continued coverage for pre-existing conditions and expanded Medicaid coverage.

— On May 3, 2017, Denham was still reportedly planned to vote “no” on the AHCA, though he did not explain why.

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
Campaign website statement: No statement on healthcare

Other Recent Actions/Promises
— On his official representative website, Denham explains his stance on the ACA.  Here is a portion of his statement:

“All Americans deserve access to healthcare and to be in control of the type of care they receive. Unfortunately, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has proven to be far too costly and is not sustainable. The ACA is a knot of tangled legislation filled with loopholes, taxes, cumbersome regulations, and uniform policies that cannot be undone. I have supported and will continue to support its repeal and replacement with patient centered care that is best for all Americans.

It is important to know that unlike the ACA the replacement legislation will not be done in haste.”

— Upon visiting Rep. Denham’s site, a pop-up message appears offering aid to those who cannot find coverage as a result of pre-existing conditions.  The pop-up message directs the user to this page where he offers assistance if “you can’t get an answer from a federal agency in a timely fashion, or if you feel you have been treated unfairly… [including] issues with loss of, or inability to retain, Medicaid or Medicare or trouble finding (or keeping) coverage due to preexisting conditions following passage of the American Health Care Act.”

— Denham has voiced concern about a lack of doctors, particularly those who see Medicaid patients, in his district as well as low Medicaid reimbursement rates.

Additional News about Representative:

Congressman Jeff Denham Gets Mixed Message on Health Care Law
Fox 40 News
May 2, 2017

Rep. Jeff Denham Says He’s a “No” on Republican Health Legislation for Now
Los Angeles Times
April 17, 2017

Contact Information:

Online Form

Washington, DC Office
1703 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4540

Modesto District Office
4701 Sisk Rd, Suite 202
Modesto, CA 95356
Phone: (209) 579-5458


E. California District 21 – David Valadao

Name: David Valadao (2010)
Party:  Republican
District: 21 (South central California; includes Kings county and parts of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern counties).

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— Portion of official statement on the AHCA vote:

“Obamacare is failing. Under the law, our Central Valley communities were prevented from recruiting medical professionals, our emergency rooms were overflowing, and parents were unable to choose the best healthcare options for their children. As a parent, there is absolutely nothing more important to me than ensuring families have access to quality, affordable health insurance. Possession of an insurance card does not equate to healthcare services and medical treatment. The American Health Care Act will stabilize our healthcare system, ensuring our community has access to high quality, affordable health care.”

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
— As of May 3, 2017, Valadao remained undecided on the AHCA and was unwilling to take a “public position.”

— Valadao co-sponsored the Upton Amendment, which added $8 billion for funding premiums for high-risk patients.

— On March 9, 2017, Valadao released a statement indicating his concern with the current healthcare system and stating that “ensuring my constituents have access to affordable, quality healthcare will remain my top priority.”

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
Campaign website statement: Supports repealing and replacing Obamacare

Additional News about Representative:

David Valadao, Kevin McCarthy Vote for Health-Care Bill; Critics Include Governor
The Bakersfield Californian
May 4, 2017

Reps. Valadao, Nunes Weigh in on Health Care Bill
The Business Journal
March 10, 2017

Contact Information:

Online Form

Washington, DC Office
1728 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4695

Bakersfield Office
2700 M Street, Suite 250B
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 864-7736


F. California District 22 – Devin Nunes

Name: Devin Nunes (2010)
Party:  Republican
District: 22 (Central California; includes parts of Fresno and Tulare counties).

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— Portion of his official statement on the AHCA Vote:

“Yesterday the House of Representatives took a big step toward abolishing the failing Obamacare system and replacing it with something much better, both for Central Valley residents and for Americans across the nation…The American Health Care Act (AHCA) will clear away the thicket of mandates, penalties, taxes, and regulations that bog down Obamacare, fundamentally changing the way the healthcare system works. It will create an entirely new system in which all Americans who want coverage will have it, including those with pre-existing conditions. By providing credits for families in need, the bill creates a new system centered on you—and your ability to choose your own doctors and healthcare plan—instead of the centrally-planned Obamacare program that is run out of Washington.”

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
— On March 20, 2017, the New York Times reported that Nunes supported or was “leaning yes” on the AHCA.

— On May 3, 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported that Nune supported the bill.

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
— Campaign website statement: None

Other Recent Actions/Promises:
—  Authored The Choice in Healthcare Act  in 2012.

Additional News about Representative

Reps. Valadao, Nunes Weigh in on Health Care Bill
The Business Journal
March 10, 2017

My Health-Care Alternative for the Old and Poor
Wall Street Journal (Devin Nunes, Editorial Piece)
June 21, 2012

Contact Information:

Online Form

Washington, DC Office
Longworth House Office Building, Suite 1703
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2523

Clovis Office
246 Clovis Avenue,  Suite 206
Clovis, CA 93612
Phone: (559) 323-5235

Visalia Office
113 North Church Street Suite 208
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: (559) 773-3861


G. California District 23 – Kevin McCarthy

Name: Kevin McCarthy (2006)
Party:  Republican
District: 23 (South-central California; includes parts of Kern, Tulare and Los Angeles counties; largest city is Bakersfield)

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— Portion of his statement on the AHCA vote:

“This bill is not perfect. No bill could be. The question is not why it can’t be made perfect. The question is, do we retreat, or do we act? Do we take this great leap to repeal and replace Obamacare, extend a hand to our fellow citizens most in need, and break free from Washington control? Or do we continue to wait for the day that is already here in the hope for a better day that may never come?

“We were not sent here to wait. We are called to action. This is our opportunity. Mr. Speaker, I do not want to read another day of headlines of more people going without insurance. Without insurance is without pre-existing conditions, without coverage. Today, we’ll do something good. That’s why today, we will act.”

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
On May 4, 2017, McCarthy reported the House had enough votes to pass the bill, calling the legislation a “good bill.”

— McCarthy would have voted for the original version of the bill on March 24. 2017.

Leader McCarthy on the AHCA CBO Report (Press Release, March 13, 2017)

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
— Campaign website statement: Less government involvement in healthcare is better; creative solutions involving the marketplace and individual choice will improve healthcare

Other healthcare actions/statements:
Official website: Medicare needs to be fiscally sound, market-based approaches to healthcare are best, urges “common sense tax reform and lawsuit abuse reform” to make healthcare more affordable and attainable

Additional News about Representative:

Bakersfield Artist to Run against McCarthy from the Right
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2017

Kevin McCarthy’s Claim that “Nobody on Medicaid Is Going to Be Taken Away”
Washington Post
May 5, 2017

Contact Information:

Online Form

Washington, DC Office
Longworth House Office Building, Suite 1703
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2523

Clovis Office
246 Clovis Avenue, Suite 206
Clovis, CA 93612
Phone: (559) 323-5235

Visalia Office
113 North Church Street Suite 208
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: (559) 773-3861


H. California District 25 – Steve Knight

Name: Steve Knight (2015)
Party: Republican
District: 25 (Northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County)

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— Rep. Knight tweeted a screenshot of his official statement on his vote for the AHCA, which has been transcribed below:

“As a husband to a nurse, I’ve seen firsthand the challenges families and patients face under our current health law, which is why today I voted in support of the American Health Care Act.  I believe that our nation’s families deserve a healthcare system that is affordable and sustainable, not just for the next five years, but for generations to come.  The reality is that the Affordable Care Act is failing across the country by making care more expensive and in many places, severely limiting choices.  It’s not just failing other states, it will eventually fail in California too.  Action is required now to replace its most damaging aspects before many families have no choice at all.  I am pleased that the House adopted an amendment I authored that would ensure that individuals with pre-existing conditions are protected in every situation for every family, in every state, especially California.  I have strongly advocated for and promised this throughout the entire discussion.  This is a good first step, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to offer solutions that will address the problems faced by our current system and allow Americans access to the care they need.”

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
— He was undecided during the days leading to initial AHCA vote that was subsequently postponed.

According to the Los Angeles Times, he was undecided leading up until the final House vote.  He said that he was worried people with pre-existing conditions would have difficulties finding coverage under the AHCA.

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
— Although Rep. Knight does not discuss his stance on healthcare on his site currently, using the Wayback Machine (an internet archiving service), his website explains his stance on the ACA:

“Frankly, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not affordable. It does not fix the problems of the healthcare system and costs have risen dramatically as a result of its implementation. Americans are not getting adequate coverage and small businesses are suffering because ACA was bad policy from its inception. We need to rectify our healthcare system by eliminating the employer mandate and the penalty. This will allow smalls businesses to pool together, reduce insurance costs and provide equal tax treatment for self-employed individuals who choose to deduct health insurance premiums from payroll taxes.”

Additional News about Representative:

Protesters Stage ‘Die-in’ at Rep. Knight’s Office over Health Bill Vote
89.3 KPCC Radio Station
May 9, 2017

Planned Parenthood Supporters Slam Steve Knight for Healthcare Vote at Santa Clarita Rally
Los Angeles Daily News
May 4, 2017

Contact Information:

Online Form

Washington, DC Office
1023 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1956

Antelope Valley Office
1008 West Avenue M-14
Suite E
Palmdale, CA 93551
Phone: (661) 441-0320

Santa Clarita Valley Office
26415 Carl Boyer Drive
Suite 220
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Phone: (661) 255-5630

Simi Valley Office
1445 E. Los Angeles Avenue
#206
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone: (805) 581-7130


I. California District 39 – Ed Royce

Name: Ed Royce (2013)
Party: Republican
District: 39 (Parts of Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Bernardino County)

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— According to the press release on his vote for the AHCA:

“Under current law, Southern Californians are paying more and more for fewer choices.  Too many families are struggling with premiums that are out of control.  And things are only getting worse.   

That’s why I voted today to move the reform process forward.  This bill, while far from perfect, is a step toward lowering costs, protecting those with pre-existing conditions and expanding choices for everyone.  As we continue this important work, I will continue to listen to my constituents and fight for solutions that protect our most vulnerable.”

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
— On March 24, 2017, the date the first AHCA vote failed to go forward in the House, Royce released the following statement:

“Southern Californians are struggling with rising health care costs, and today’s events leave this fact unchanged. I want to thank those — on all sides of this debate — who’ve reached out to share their stories. Rest assured, I will continue to work in a bipartisan and constructive manner on solutions to increase access to quality, affordable health care.”

— Rep. Royce was undecided on his vote and did not confirm publicly that he was going to vote for the AHCA until his vote was cast.

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
— Though inaccessible from his campaign website’s menu systems, Rep. Royce posted a statement about healthcare reform here:

“I am working tirelessly to advocate for real changes to our healthcare system which actually reduce costs without putting us on a path to bankruptcy. Instead of empowering Washington bureaucrats, we need to empower doctors and patients and enhance competition throughout our healthcare sector. Such changes should include:

— Medical liability reform. As a nation, we spend roughly $200 billion every year in additional healthcare costs because of the unnecessary medical tests conducted to avoid frivolous lawsuits.
— Small business buying pools. Small businesses find it more expensive to offer coverage to their employees. By allowing small businesses to pool together to purchase coverage like a large company, it is estimated that costs would go down 12 percent and the number of the uninsured would drop by one million.
— Allow insurance to be sold across state lines. Several states have little or no competition among insurance providers. By allowing those seeking coverage to access a national market, we will see an increase in availability, and a decrease in costs.”

Additional News about Representative:

Where Do California Republicans Stand on the Health-Care Bill?
Mercury News
March 23, 2017

Contact Information:

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Washington, D.C.
2310 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4111

Orange County
210 W. Birch Street
Suite 201
Brea, CA 92821
Phone: (714) 255-0101

Los Angeles County
1380 S. Fullerton Road
Suite 203
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Phone: (626) 964-5123


J. California District 42 – Ken Calvert

Name: Ken Calvert (2013)
Party: Republican
District: 42 (Inland Empire including communities of Corona and Murrieta)

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— Portion of official statement on AHCA vote:

“My vote for the American Health Care Act fulfills a promise I made to voters to save them from the harmful effects far too many of them have experienced since Obamacare was enacted into law. The American Health Care Act lays the groundwork for delivering the health care system Americans deserve by dismantling one-size-fits-all Obamacare and puts in its place policies that will create sustainable, market-drive, patient-focused health care options.”

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
— Rep. Calvert was an early proponent of the AHCA and would have voted for it without any amendment.

March 24, 2017 statement on the AHCA and why the ACA needs to be repealed

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
— According to his campaign website:

“I voted against ObamaCare and believe it should be repealed.  I believe Congress should repeal and replace ObamaCare with a renewed focus on the health care reform elements most Americans agree on.

Here are just some of the elements Congress could change without needing to spend trillions of dollars on a government takeover of our health care system:

– Ensure patients with pre-existing health conditions are not denied coverage by insurance companies;
– Increase competition by removing the restrictions that prevent insurance plans from being sold across state lines; and
– Enact meaningful tort reforms that prevent windfall judgments for trial lawyers and artificially inflate health insurance rates.”

Additional News about Representative:

JURUPA: Lawsuit Triggered by Land Deal Settled
The Press-Enterprise (Accessed through web-archiving tool, The Wayback Machine)
October 7, 2010

Contact Information:

Online form

Washington, DC Office
2205 Rayburn
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1986
Fax: (202) 225-2004

District Office
400 S. Vicentia Avenue, Suite 125
Corona, CA 92882
Phone: (951) 277-0042
Fax: (951) 277-0420


K. California District 45 – Mimi Walters

Name: Mimi Walters (2015)
Party: Republican
District: 45 (Orange County, including Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, Orange, Anaheim Hills, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo)

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— According to a portion of her press release regarding her vote on the AHCA:

“This bill would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act to lower healthcare costs, expand consumer choice, and improve access to our healthcare system.

Today, the House of Representatives delivered on a promise that Republicans made to the American people seven years ago: to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  Our legislation, the American Health Care Act, will lower premiums and expand choices for hard working Americans.  It will also continue to ensure guaranteed coverage regardless of an individual’s health status, and allow families to keep children on their insurance plans until age 26.”

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
— Rep. Walters was an early proponent of the AHCA (and would have voted for it without the Manager’s Amendment).

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
— According to her campaign website:

“In Congress, I am working to reduce taxes on all wage earners and job-creating businesses. Bloated government agencies must learn to operate more like businesses. The debt is a spending problem, not a tax problem. I voted for a balanced budget resolution that forces Washington to live within its means. The budget provides for a strong national defense, repeals Obamacare, strengthens and protects Medicare and Social Security for our seniors, and most importantly, balances in ten years without putting a single cent on the backs of taxpayers.”

Other Recent Actions/Promises
— According to a press release regarding her vote on the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (H.R. 3762):

“U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (CA-45) today released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, which would repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. H.R. 3762 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 240-181 and now heads to the President’s desk. This is the first time an Obamacare repeal bill has reached the President’s desk.

“Said Rep. Mimi Walters, ‘The passage of this bill marks a monumental moment for the American people and serves as an important step in holding the President accountable for his costly and ineffective healthcare law. Hard-working Americans have suffered under Obamacare through: higher premiums, cancelled health care plans, and decreased access to care. Unsurprisingly, Obamacare is filled with broken promises, such as ‘If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor’ – when in reality, many Americans have lost access to their long-time, trusted family physicians.  Since Obamacare’s passage, Congress has been working vigorously to roll back this disastrous law and replace it with common-sense, patient-centered solutions. 2016 marks a new year – and this is just the start of House Republicans’ efforts to provide relief to the American people and put forward bold solutions that will help individuals and families achieve the American dream.’”

— According to a press release regarding the Flexible Spending Account (“FSA”) Act (H.R. 2207):

“U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (CA-45) released the following statement after introducing with five of her House colleagues H.R. 2207, the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Act. H.R. 2207 would repeal the $2,500 cap on FSAs put in place by Obamacare and allow Americans to save for future health care costs in preparation for the upcoming King v. Burwell ruling. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiff,  millions of Americans could lose their health care subsidies and be faced with staggering costs. Allowing Americans to prepare their family for the negative effects of Obamacare is paramount to restoring power back to patients.

“Said Rep. Mimi Walters, ‘Obamacare wrongly took healthcare decisions out of the hands of doctors and patients and promptly placed them in the hands of the federal government and Washington bureaucrats. One of the many negative health care policies put in place by Obamacare is the $2,500 cap on contributions to patients’ Flexible Spending Accounts. These tax-free financial accounts were created to incentivize patients to save and prepare for unexpected health care costs. However, the President’s misguided health care law suggests that he would rather Americans rely on the federal government for their health care needs instead of responsibly saving. This bill would return power back to patients and allow individuals to set aside the funds to handle out-of-pocket health care costs, large copays, and prescription medicine. At a time when there is more uncertainty than ever under the President’s health care law, this bill provides patients with the stability and flexibility they need to prepare for the worst.’”

Additional News about Representative:

OC Protesters Seek Health Care Town Hall with Rep. Mimi Walters
ABC-7 News (Orange County and Los Angeles Affiliate)
March 24, 2017

‘Paid’ Activism Claim by Walters Staffer Upsets Constituents
The Orange County Register
March 1, 2017

Contact Information:

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Washington, DC Office
215 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5611
Fax: (202) 225-9177

Irvine Office
3333 Michelson Drive Suite 230
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 263-8703
Fax: (949) 263-8704


L. California District 48 – Dana Rohrabacker

Name: Dana Rohrabacker (2013)
Party: Republican
District: 48 (Centered on Huntington Beach, but also includes Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Midway City, parts of Westminster, Fountain Valley, parts of Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Niguel)

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— According to a recent press release regarding his vote on the AHCA:

“Obamacare was on its own deathbed, risking the health of all Americans as its inevitable end drew closer. Rather than make healthcare more affordable, as the Democrats promised eight years ago, the Obamacare bureaucracy managed to price health insurance out of reach for more and more Americans. As insurance providers of necessity pulled out of a growing number of states, and with doctors themselves quitting, ordinary Americans faced the peril of losing their coverage. Congress was obliged to address the looming crisis. The Republican healthcare proposal takes us in the right direction. While a different approach, it is no less committed to covering Americans with pre-existing conditions. What we sent to the Senate may not satisfy everyone, but it’s vastly superior to the failing Obamacare monstrosity. Ronald Reagan used to say, ‘The ‘status quo’ in Latin means the mess we’re in.’  I’m proud to support the Republican healthcare alternative rather than just maintain the status quo.”

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
— As suggested by a press release, Rep. Rohrabacker was an early proponent of the AHCA.

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
— According to his website:

“Specifically speaking, I believe our tax code should be shifted so as not to place an emphasis on employer-based healthcare, but instead, on individual control of health care. The tax code currently encourages businesses to pay for their employee’s healthcare by exempting businesses from having to pay payroll taxes on these benefits. Because of this, health insurance is all too often attached directly to the individual’s employment, instead of the individual. In many cases, individuals who lose their job will not only have a sudden decrease in income, but will completely lose all of their health benefits.

By shifting the tax incentives to individuals instead of businesses, we can create an environment in which health insurance is portable (health insurance follows the individual, instead of staying with the business of employment), while still covering pre-existing conditions. Health insurance tied to businesses also limits the choice of consumers to plans that have been chosen by their employer. I would like to see an environment where individuals would be at liberty to choose the health insurance plan that best suits their needs.”

Additional News about Representative:

Demonstrators Protest Rep. Rohrabacher’s Support of American Health Care Act
Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2017

Will Vote to Repeal Obamacare Work For or Against Orange County Republican Congress Members in 2018?
The Orange County Register
May 8, 2017

Contact Information:

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Washington, DC Office
2300 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST
Phone: (202) 225-2415

Huntington Beach Office
101 Main Street, Suite 380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Phone: (714) 960-6483


M. California District 49 – Darrell Issa

Name: Darrell Issa (2003)
Party: Republican
District: 49 (Northern coastal areas of San Diego County, as well as a portion of southern Orange County)

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
Official statement on AHCA vote:

“‘Today, we made good on our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare,’ said Congressman Darrell Issa. ‘Let’s stop pretending Obamacare is going to fix itself or that somehow, someday, it’s going to get better. Today’s vote gives a voice to the victims of Obamacare, the millions of Americans who are paying higher premiums, receiving less coverage and for whom the status quo offered no end in sight. Obamacare is doing real harm to California’s families and struggling businesses, and constituents are counting on me to deliver real relief. Obamacare was a failure from the get-go. Now is the time to make it right.’”

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
— Rep. Issa had been reportedly undecided on the vote until the last second.

— Rep. Issa is thought to have cast one of the last votes on the bill (perhaps the 216th vote, though Rep. Issa says that it didn’t matter who voted as the 216th vote since there were 217 votes in total).

— Rep. Issa won his district by 1,621 votes, and as such, he is considered to represent a swing district.

— On March 24, 2017, Rep. Issa released a statement saying:

“‘Californians who had their insurance plans canceled, lost access to their doctors, suffered premium increases and sky-high deductible hikes are depending on us to repeal and replace Obamacare once and for all,’ said Congressman Darrell Issa. ‘We must deliver relief from this law and return choice back to the people. However, the AHCA was an imperfect approach and I believe that we can do better. We will go back to the drawing board and get this right for each and every American concerned with high costs in their health care and ever-dwindling choices and access to care. As part of that discussion, we should consider plans, like mine, to give all Americans access the same high-quality coverage as federal employees and their families, as well as other good ideas, from both sides of the aisle, to deliver solutions to these problems. I remain committed to advancing the reforms necessary to increase access and affordability to our health care.’”

— On March 13, 2017, Issa stated that he was “not prepared” to vote for AHCA as it stood.

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
— According to his website:

“We need to replace Obamacare with state-based healthcare reforms that actually put patients first. I support health reform initiative that would allow that purchase of health insurance across state lines, that increase the portability of insurance from job-to-job, that crack down on unnecessary lawsuits that increase the cost of care, encourage private sector solutions to drive down healthcare costs and cut out unnecessary and duplicative regulatory and licensing requirements.”

Other Recent Actions/Promises

— Rep. Issa also released a draft of a bill titled “Access to Insurance for All Americans Act” on January 31, 2017, which would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act.  For a brief, non-exhaustive summary of this plan, read The San Diego Union-Tribune’s article.

Additional News about Representative:

Darrell Issa’s Yes Vote on Obamacare Repeal Makes Him Center of Attention
The San Diego Union-Tribune
May 4, 2017

Issa: ObamaCare Repeal Position ‘None of Your Business’
The Hill
May 2, 2017

Issa Bill to Replace Obamacare Doesn’t Address Subsidies
The San Diego Union-Tribune
February 21, 2017

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Washington DC Office
2269 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202.225.3906
Fax: 202.225.3303

Vista District Office
1800 Thibodo Road, #310
Vista, CA 92081
Phone: 760.599.5000
Fax: 760.599.1178

Dana Point District Office
33282 Golden Lantern, Ste 102
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: 949.281.2449


N. California District 50 – Duncan Hunter

Name: Duncan Hunter (2013)
Party: Republican
District: 50 (San Diego County, including suburban and outlying areas of the county, and slightly into southwestern Riverside County in the Temecula area)

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Vote on the AHCA: Yes
— Rep. Hunter has not released a statement about his vote on the AHCA.

Additional Information about AHCA Vote:
— Rep. Hunter was an early proponent of the AHCA.

— Rep. Hunter rejected the CBO’s estimates of the AHCA in an interview with Fox News.

Past Actions and Promises as Related to Healthcare:

Campaign Promise:
— According to his website, Rep. Hunter wants to:

“Repeal the Obama/Pelosi healthcare takeover and replace it with common-sense, free-market reforms that will force health insurance companies to be accountable and transparent while, at the same time, increasing the quality and access of healthcare in America and reducing costs.”

— His website also details more on his stance on healthcare here.  His three main principles are to:

“– Ensure access to quality, affordable care
— Promote medical innovation and advancement
— Eliminate regulations that stifle growth”

Other Recent Actions/Promises
— According to an article from The San Diego Union-Tribune:

Hunter said items such as keeping children on parents’ health insurance until they’re age 26 and covering pre-existing conditions without astronomical costs can stay, but he wants to allow insurance to cross state lines and eliminate the federal mandate. He called Obamacare “simply a takeover of our health care system” and said it has raised insurance costs and put people out of work.

Additional News about Representative:

Duncan Hunter under Criminal Investigation for Ethics Violations
The New York Times
March 23, 2017

Contact Information:

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Washington, DC Office
2429 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5672
Fax: (202) 225-0235

El Cajon Office
1611 N. Magnolia Ave., Ste 310
El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: (619) 448-5201
Fax: (619) 449-2251

Temecula Office
41000 Main St.
Temecula, CA 92590
Phone: (951) 695-5108