September 20th, 2017
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, Bryan Caforio, candidate for Congress in California’s 25th District, released the following statement in response to the Graham-Cassidy healthcare repeal bill:
“With the Graham-Cassidy proposal, Republicans in Congress appear dead set on taking healthcare away from millions of people, including more than 116,000 of us right here in the 25th District. As if their previous proposals weren’t cruel enough, now they’re jamming through a bill that will disproportionately hurt California. Our state stands to lose $129 billion, all while increasing premiums and deductibles, creating an age tax for people over 50, and eliminating protections for pre-existing conditions. There is no excuse for Steve Knight not to forcefully oppose this bill. Knight was elected to represent his constituents, not to be a rubber stamp for Donald Trump and his dangerous agenda.”
The son of two public school teachers, Caforio was born and raised in Southern California, 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.