U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means

12/07/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2021 20:58

Neal Statement on House Vote to Avoid Medicare Sequester and Enable Debt Limit Action

Dec 7, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Tonight, Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed S. 610, the Protecting Medicare & American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act:

"Our nation's health care providers have had their limits tested time and time again throughout the pandemic, and with this legislation, we will save them from harmful cuts to the Medicare payments on which they rely. This bill will also enable the Senate to more easily take action to preserve the full faith and credit of the United States. This bipartisan, bicameral responsibility falls on all of us, and I'm relieved that at such a critical time in our nation's recovery, we are one step closer to protecting the American people and economy from another disastrous crisis."