Austin, TX — A House Resolution by Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of Title III of the Rules package (H. Res. 6). The Allred Resolution authorizes the U.S. House to intervene as a party in the Texas Republican lawsuit seeking to undermine the Affordable Care Act. The resolution passed with bipartisan support by a margin of 235-192.
In December, a federal district court judge in Texas ruled in favor of Republicans, issuing a stayed decision that would strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, including protections for people with pre-existing conditions, the ban on lifetime or annual limits on health coverage, Medicaid expansion and health insurance affordability tax credits, young adults’ ability to remain on their parents’ insurance until age 26, and more.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“While Trump’s government shutdown rages on and the long-term impacts keep getting worse, Democrats are working for the people.
“Healthcare is a fundamental human right for all Texans, not a privilege reserved just for those able to afford it. The Allred Resolution means that millions of Americans can still access the lifesaving care they desperately need.
“We’re proud of Congressman Allred’s solution to protect our healthcare.”