June 22nd, 2017
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, Senate Republicans finally released the health care bill that they have been working on behind closed doors. It largely mirrors the House bill that Congressman Knight voted for last month. In California’s 25th District, more than 46,000 people stand to lose their health care, and more than 310,000 people have pre-existing conditions. In response, Bryan Caforio released the following statement:
“Republicans in Congress made clear that they are more than willing to take away health care from tens of millions of people and raise health care costs just to score political points with Trump. We should be working to make sure every single person in this country has affordable health care, but instead families will pay more in premiums and deductibles, those with pre-existing conditions will be effectively denied coverage, women will not be guaranteed access to maternity care or birth control, and older people will be forced to pay an age tax. This bill will hurt people all across this country and right here in our district, and it is shameful to see politicians in Washington completely disregard the people they were sent there to serve.”
Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks and corporations. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
California’s 25th Congressional District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and Simi Valley. Hillary Clinton won the district by more than six points in 2016, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and the district is majority-minority. The district is now considered a “toss-up” and is held by Tea Party Republican Steve Knight, whom national Republicans have publicly identified as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.