Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
March 1, 2012  
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Boxer Statement on Senate Defeat of Blunt Amendment  

Republican Measure Threatened Vital Health Services for Millions of American Women and Families

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today issued the following statement after the Senate defeated an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) that would have allowed any employer or health insurance company to deny critical health care services to anyone: 

“Today’s vote is a victory for the millions of American women and families who were in danger of losing access to vital health services. It is clear that the Republican attacks on women’s health are having ripple effects all across this country, and the fact that nearly every Republican voted for this amendment will not soon be forgotten.”