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Sen. Thom Tillis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the motion to proceed, beginning a debate on legislation to repeal Obamacare and reform America’s health care system:

“Over the last several years, Obamacare has hit hardworking North Carolina families with skyrocketing premiums and fewer choices, while small businesses have struggled to comply with the law’s costly and burdensome regulations. The status quo of Obamacare is unsustainable, and today’s procedural vote sets the stage for an open amendment process where all Senators – Republicans and Democrats alike – will be able to put forward their ideas to reform our nation’s health care system.”

Background on the “motion to proceed”:

The Senate voted today on the motion to proceed, which is offered to bring a piece of legislation or other legislative measure up for consideration and debate. The motion to proceed passed 51-50, initiating the start of debate and an open amendment process over the coming days.