Metro Council's Minority Caucus issues statement regarding today's visit by President Trump

March 20, 2017

The following is a statement by Minority Caucus Chair Robin Engel (District 22) and Vice Chair Marilyn Parker (District 18) regarding today's visit to Louisville by President Donald Trump:

"Metro Council Republicans welcome the President of the United States back to our great Commonwealth.  With a nearly 30% margin of victory, Kentucky was the 1st state to go for now-President Donald Trump on election night. We appreciate the fact that the President and Vice-President have both visited the commonwealth in the first months of their term and look forward to hearing about their bold agenda to replace a flawed healthcare plan that was slammed through Congress in 2009 without a single Republican vote.

We support the President’s commitment to repealing and replacing Obamacare to bring back the free market and competition in the health care arena.  We appreciate President Trump’s willingness to get out in communities like ours and hold conversations on what is needed, rather than forcing a vote to completely revamp healthcare on a bill most had not read.

 We look forward to the repeal vote of the ACA and support passage of a suitable replacement that will get government out of the business of healthcare, eliminate the Obamacare Tax and stop the explosion of Federal subsidies directed to  Obamacare forced on the American people."

Both Chairman Engel and Vice-Chairwoman Parker are available for comment on this statement between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. today. Caucus leadership as well as a number of caucus members will be in attendance at President Trump's event this evening at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.

For more information or press inquiries please contact the minority caucus at steve.haag@louisvilleky.gov.