More than 218 lawmakers backed the repeal, enough to pass it in the House, but voting was continuing. The measure is unlikely to go any further as the Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to drop it.
Source – Reuters.
Reid-nothing more than partisan grandstanding
Even as lawmakers cast their votes on the provocatively named “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act,” the measure was as good as dead.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called it, “nothing more than partisan grandstanding at a time when we should be working together to create jobs and strengthen the middle class” and said he didn’t intend to bring it to the floor. Even if he did, and enough of his fellow Democrats underwent a partisan conversion to pass it, President Obama has promised a veto.
Source- Politics Daily
Boehner -“Let’s stop payment on this check before it can destroy more jobs or put us into a deeper hole.”
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the healthcare law on the books would increase spending, raise taxes and eliminate jobs.
“Repeal means paving the way for better solutions that will lower the costs without destroying jobs or bankrupting our government,” Boehner said in remarks on the floor before the vote.
Source – TheHill.com.
House votes to Repeal ObamaCare 245-189 The former House vote for Health Care was 215-210 and most of the votes took place late at night or early in the morning while most Americans slept. The 3 Democrats who voted for Health Care Repeal were Reps. Mike Ross (D-AK), Mike McIntyre (D-NC) and Dan Boren (D-OK)