The House is scheduled to vote next week on a bill that would repeal Obamacare in full:
Next week’s vote will be the first in this Congress to repeal ObamaCare in full, leadership aides said. The House has already voted three times to modify the healthcare law this month, including to establish a full-time workweek as 40 hours instead of 30.
The vote will allow new House GOP freshmen who campaigned on repealing ObamaCare to put their pledges to a vote.
It will be the fourth time the House has voted to completely repeal ObamaCare. The last full repeal vote was in May 2013.
Naturally, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had nothing nice to say about the vote:
A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested Republicans were turning to the ObamaCare vote after internal divisions caused a border security measure and a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to be yanked from the floor.
“After pulling two of their key legislative priorities in the past week, it’s not surprising we’re back for the 56th vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act. With Speaker Boehner stating that working families’ priorities are ‘dead, real dead,’ House Republicans simply have nothing else to do on the House floor,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said.
If nothing else, the vote will prove which House GOP freshmen will uphold their campaign promises, and which ones will back down now that they’re in office.