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Rep. Tonko: Affordable Care Act has many benefits

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Congress may be on recess, but there is still a lot of unfinished work for congressional members, as they look ahead to this fall's elections.

With many candidates announcing their runs, the Affordable Care Act is expected to play a major role in voter's decisions in November.

Speaking to Capital Tonight host Liz Benjamin, Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, said he's happy with the results of that healthcare reform.

"I think there are so many benefits to the ACA, that came to seniors, with improvements for the guarantees to their annual checkups, for many of their screenings that are done, for closing the doughnut hole on pharmaceutical costs. All sorts of efforts that were made for young adults that strengthened them, and empowering small businesses," Tonko said.

The congressman also spoke about other issues in Washington, including the budget debate.

The full interview will air at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Capital Tonight. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP