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Confused over stances taken by lawmaker

Dear Rep. Kinzinger:

On Aug. 3, I attended a meeting of the Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce in which you provided a legislative update.

During the discussion, you remarked favorably about some encouraging signs of bipartisanship being seen within the halls of the U.S. Congress. Later on, you lamented that the Senate had failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

May I remind you that the House version of repeal and replace was written in secret by a small number of Republicans, as was the Senate version. Democratic representatives and senators were never asked for input to either version of repeal and replace.

So, which is it, Rep. Kinzinger? Are you in favor of bipartisan actions, which will address the issues that concern the American electorate who voted for you and the rest of the 535 individuals who are there to represent us?

Or are you more concerned with passing legislation that was opposed by the vast majority of Americans and would cause at least 22 million Americans to lose health insurance within the next decade?

I would really like to know.

Signed, A Confused Constituent

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