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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

"This evening's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation vote means that 1 million Pennsylvanians are one step closer to having their health care coverage ripped away and 5.3 million Pennsylvanians are one step closer to losing legal protections for their pre-existing conditions. Republican Senators have rammed through a Justice to cast the deciding vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that ensures children with disabilities and complex medical needs receive the therapies and care they need.

"This same Senate majority refused to pass robust relief for tens of millions suffering from the impact of COVID-19 and the economic trauma that followed. Our Nation is in the middle of a presidential election in which more than 60 million Americans have already voted. The voters casting ballots in record numbers will make it clear that the American people oppose this cynical, pernicious attempt to accomplish corporate court packing after Congressional Republicans failed to destroy the ACA by way of legislation.”