The American Nurses Association (ANA) voiced its strong support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its disappointment with efforts by the 112nd Congress to repeal the law. The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday 1/19/11, on H.R.2, a measure to repeal the ACA. ANA sent a letter to all members of the House stating its opposition to the repeal effort and urging lawmakers to vote against it. Prior to the vote, ANA participated in a press conference on Capitol Hill to reiterate steadfast support for the ACA. More than 150 organizations representing a broad cross section of the nation took part in the event.