December 5, 2016
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TriCaucus Encouraged by Health Reform Bill Introduced

 Many TriCaucus Priorities Included

(Washington DC) - Reps. Mike Honda, Barbara Lee, and Nydia Velazquez - Chairs of the Congressional TriCaucus - comprised of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus - issued the following joint statement today:

"We applaud this important step toward comprehensive health care reform, of which the cornerstone is a robust public health option and the elimination of health disparities.

"While we are encouraged that some of our main concerns are included, some significant priorities still need to be strengthened and we will continue our efforts to ensure that all TriCaucus priorities are included in the final legislation.

"We applaud the leadership of President Obama, House and Senate leaders, and the committees of jurisdiction. We will continue our work together to ensure that the final package addresses the concerns of minority and underserved communities."



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