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Jan032011

ObamaCare Repeal Vote Scheduled in House

"House Republicans plan to fulfill a campaign promise and hold a vote next week on repealing the health care reform law.

The incoming House majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), announced Monday that the vote will take place on Jan. 12, one week after Republicans take control of the House.

Republicans will post the legislation Monday night on the website of the House Rules Committee, in keeping with their pledge to post bills at least 72 hours before they come to the floor for a vote. A procedural vote on the bill will occur Friday..."

From The Hill, "House Republicans Schedule Vote on Health Care Repeal for Next Week," by Russell Berman, January 3, 2010. Read the rest of the article here.

We can safely assume Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid won't schedule a similar bill in the Senate; nevertheless, it will be very interesting to see how many (and which) Members of Congress who voted for ObamaCare in March will vote to repeal it next week. Rumor has it that a significant number of Democrats are expected to vote for repeal, although I doubt very much that "significant" will mean anywhere near a majority. Nonetheless, the repeal should pass the House.

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