Congressmember Espaillat firmly believes that healthcare is a right.  Not only do individuals need access to health insurance, but they need affordable access to health insurance.

In his first floor speech as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressmember Espaillat spoke out in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.  He said that the Affordable Care Act “is a promise to the American people that we must keep.  It guarantees access to affordable, high-quality healthcare as a right for all Americans.  Backing out of this commitment is irresponsible, inexcusable, and reprehensible.”  The ACA has benefited millions of Americans, and Congressmember Espaillat will stand in opposition to any attempts to repeal the law and the benefits it has bestowed. 

Congressmember Espaillat has joined several Democratic colleagues as a cosponsor of H.R. 676, the Medicare for All Act, which would establish a single-payer health care system in the United States.  This legislation would remove the incentive and ability for insurance companies to profit from an individual’s health insurance coverage or access health care.  As attempts to repeal the ACA remain at the forefront of the Republican agenda, Congressmember Espaillat stands firm in improving and advancing an agenda that will make the ACA and our health care system stronger for all Americans, not weaker for most of them. 

As a member of the Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, Congressmember Espaillat will work tirelessly to ensure that employer-sponsored health insurance coverage continues to provide real benefits for hardworking Americans across the country. 

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April 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement in support of President Joe Biden’s first address to Congress.

Watch Rep. Espaillat's pre-joint address remarks.

March 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representatives Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Brad Schneider (IL-10) announce the introduction of key legislation to address gun violence in the United States.

The Ghost Guns Are Guns Act would close the "ghost guns” loophole which allows purchasers to avoid federal background checks by buying unassembled firearms online. H.R. 1454 amends Title 18 of the United States Code to include firearm assembly kits in the definition of firearms.

December 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Hoy, el congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) anunció una serie de victorias en políticas clave y financiamientos importantes en la legislación que establece el gasto federal.

El proyecto de ley, que se convertirá en ley como parte de un paquete de financiamiento del gobierno de fin de año, incluye miles de millones de dólares para programas y prioridades que Espaillat ha avanzado en los últimos años.

December 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced a series of key policy and funding wins in legislation setting federal spending.

The bill, which is slated to become law as part of a year-end government funding package, includes billions of dollars for programs and priorities Espaillat has advanced over the past few years.

December 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID19 vaccine today at the United States Capitol.

"Our nation’s leading scientists and researchers have developed a vaccine that has been tested and produced based on science to meet our highest standards of safety and effectiveness," said Rep. Espaillat.

September 22, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Hoy, el congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) anunció una serie de eventos semanales de participación comunitaria a partir de esta semana, que se llevarán a cabo hasta el mes de octubre de 2020 en Harlem, Washington Heights y El Bronx. El Rep. Espaillat estará acompañado por funcionarios electos, líderes comunitarios y organizaciones locales durante de cada evento.

September 22, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced a weekly series of community engagement events starting this week that will be held through the month of October 2020 throughout Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx. Rep. Espaillat will be joined by a slate of elected officials, community leaders and location organizations during each event location.

April 21, 2020 Press Release

New York City, NYRepresentative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) led a bipartisan letter to request relief for public transit agencies around the nation and urged for the support of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) request for $3.9 billion to maintain operations through 2020.


April 16, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), along with Reps. Nydia Velázquez and José E. Serrano is leading nearly 40 of his colleagues calling on Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles P. Rettig to ensure access to vital information and forms through the Economic Impact Payments (EIP) web portal for millions of non-English speakers.