For the first time in the 114th Congress, the House will hold a vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare.
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If the legislation clears the House as expected, it would be the first time such a bill would go to a Republican-led Senate since Obamacare was signed into law in March 2010.
On Tuesday, the House will vote on H.R. 596, sponsored by Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala. “This vote is notable because it will be the first time since Republicans have taken control of the Senate that the House will act on a bill to repeal ObamaCare,” Byrne said in a press release last week. “Senator Harry Reid can no longer stand in the way of allowing a vote on repealing this law once and for all.”
“This also marks the first time the House has voted to repeal the failed law since it has been fully implemented. This year hardworking taxpayers are fully realizing just how many different areas this law touches ranging from new tax requirements and penalties to higher deductibles to canceled plans.”
This is the first vote that would not only repeal all of Obamacare, but require committees to develop an alternative solution to the law. Moneynews noted it will be the 57th time the House has taken up the issue, whether for a full or partial repeal. It will be the first time a ‘replace’ clause is in the bill, however.
After the legislation clears the House, it goes to the Senate, where it faces a big hurdle even with a GOP majority. Bills require 60 votes for cloture, and there are only 54 Republicans in the Senate. Even if the bill goes to President Obama’s desk, the White House has signaled the president would issue a veto, Reuters reported Monday.
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h/t: The Daily Caller