May 5, 2017

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Kowal blasts NY House reps for backing health care bill

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UUP President Fred Kowal slammed seven New York House Republicans May 5 for voting for a bill to repeal Obamacare and vowed to hold them accountable for their decision to deprive working families of affordable health care.

He also urged UUP members to call the seven House representatives—Elise Stefanik, John Faso, Claudia Tenney, Peter King, Chris Collins, Tom Reed and Lee Zeldin—and express the union’s outrage over their support for the rushed, politically motivated bill.

“By voting yes, they have turned their backs on New Yorkers by severing their access to decent, affordable health care coverage,“ Kowal said in a May 5 media release. “We will not forget.”

Reps. John Katko and Daniel Donovan voted against the bill, which passed by a vote of 217 to 213. You can read more about the bill’s specifics in this story by Politico.

UUP members can contact their representatives via the phone numbers and websites listed below:

        • Chris Collins
        • Washington, D.C.: 202-225-5265; Geneseo: 585-519-4002;
          Lancaster: 716-634-2324

        • John Faso
        • Washington, D.C.: 202-225-5614; Delhi: 607-746-9537;
          Kinderhook: 518-610-8133; Kingston 845-514-2322

        • Peter King
        • Washington, D.C.: 202-225-7896; Massapequa: 516-541-4225

        • Tom Reed
        • Washington, D.C.: 202-225-3161; Corning: 607-654-7566;
          Geneva: 315-759-5229; Ithaca: 607-222-2027; Olean: 716-379-8434

        • Elise Stefanik
        • Washington, D.C.: 202-225-4611; Glens Falls: 518-743-0964;
          Plattsburgh: 518-561-2324; Watertown: 315-782-3150

        • Claudia Tenney
        • Washington, D.C.: 202-225-3665; Binghamton: 607-376-6002; New Hartford: 315-732-0713

        • Lee Zeldin
        • Washington, D.C.: 202-225-3826; Pachogue: 631-289-1097;
          Riverhead: 631-209-4235

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