Republicans Renew Attempt To Repeal Health Care Reform
Today the top two GOP members of the House will announce their plan to attempt to force a vote on a bill to repeal health care reform.
House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio and Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia plan to announce Wednesday that they’ll support two discharge petitions — one from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to repeal a portion of the law and a forthcoming petition from Rep. Wally Herger (R-Calif.) to repeal the entire law — and encourage other Republicans to follow suit. “Either course of action would begin to implement the will of the people with respect to Obamacare,” Boehner and Cantor said in a joint statement. “Accordingly, we will be signing both discharge petitions and encouraging our colleagues to do the same.”Nobody expects the bill to pass, of course, but election year grandstanding is what the GOP does best.