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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) issued the following statement after President Trump signed a healthcare Executive Order:

“I applaud President Trump’s efforts to help small businesses and other individuals who are struggling financially under the Affordable Care Act. I remain committed to repealing and replacing the unworkable, unaffordable law, and this Executive Order is a great early step in providing more insurance options for small businesses. In my role as Chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee, entrepreneurs have overwhelmingly conveyed to me that they are drowning in federal regulations and cannot afford the rising costs of healthcare. The long-overdue actions taken today will finally bring them some relief, by providing small business owners with greater flexibility and more choices for employee health coverage. These are the kinds of ideas we need to spur job growth, kick-start our economy, and help the American people.”