The House has overwhelmingly voted to repeal Obamacare, by a vote of 244-185. Five Democrats joined 239 Republicans to vote for repeal, making it a bipartisan vote. No Republicans voted against repeal.
Fox News reports:
“House lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal the federal health care overhaul — the latest in a long line of anti-”ObamaCare” votes, but the first since the Supreme Court upheld the law and defined one of its key provisions [...]
The House approved a rule governing debate for the Republicans’ Repeal of Obamacare Act on Tuesday.
Members voted 240-182 in favor of the rule, which sets up five hours of debate that will take place Tuesday and Wednesday.
Democrats strongly oppose the bill, a sentiment reflected in the rule vote. Only four Democrats supported the rule, and every voting Republicans favored it. Democrats voting for the rule were Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), [...]
Acting with bipartisan support, a House committee Wednesday voted to repeal the CLASS Act, part of President Obama’s health care law that the administration has said is unsustainable, but also said it didn’t want to see ended entirely.
Three conservative-leaning Democrats – Reps. Mike Ross of Arkansas, Jim Matheson of Utah and John Barrow of Georgia – broke with their party to support the repeal, which passed the committee 33-17.
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Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif., announced his retirement from Congress this afternoon — and he issued a scathing parting shot at President Obama‘s track record on his way out.
In a statement explaining his decision, Cardoza, a leader of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition, said he was “dismayed” by the administration’s “failure to understand and effectively address the current housing foreclosure crisis.”
“Home foreclosures are destroying communities and crushing our economy, and the Administration’s inaction [...]