Friday, May 17, 2013

House votes to repeal ObamaCare in 229-195 vote

English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Prot...
The Republican-led House has voted, for the 37th time, to repeal President Obama’s health care law, even though GOP lawmakers know the Senate will not follow suit.  The repeal passed on a 229-195 vote.

All Republicans voted to repeal, while all but two Democrats voted no. They were Reps. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., and Jim Matheson, D-Utah, two of the most conservative Democrats in the House.

Democrats have called efforts to de-fund or partly scale back the Affordable Care Act a waste of time -- even an obsession.

But Republicans see a political advantage to keeping the pressure up as the administration tries to get all the moving parts of the law working in the next few months. They're hoping that problems with its implementation will help them recapture the Senate in next year's midterm elections. Read more >>
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