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January 03, 2011

It's On: House To Vote On ObamaCare Repeal Next Week

The Days of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and DREAM Act are over.

Back to work.

House Republicans will vote next week to repeal the new health care law, making good on a top-tier GOP campaign promise and setting up a showdown with President Barack Obama over his signature domestic policy achievement.

Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor announced the timeline for considering the repeal legislation Monday: the bill will post on the Rules Committee website Monday night, the Rules Committee will meet Thursday, and the rule for the debate will be considered on the House floor Friday. The repeal vote will follow on Wednesday, Jan 12.

"Obamacare is a job killer for businesses small and large, and the top priority for House Republicans is going to be to cut spending and grow the economy and jobs,” Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring said in a statement. “Further, ObamaCare failed to lower costs as the president promised that it would and does not allow people to keep the care they currently have if they like it. That is why the House will repeal it next week.”

The MFM will dismiss this as symbolic and let's be honest, it is (it's DoA in the Senate and even if it weren't, there's Obama's veto). Still, symbols are important. The public sent a message in November about jobs and the economy (the GOP is smart to tie them to health care) and the Democrats responded with START, DREAM Act and repealing DADT.

With health care/economy back on the agenda it's advantage Republicans.


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