The House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 37th time on Thursday afternoon. The Republican-led House has made it their mission to de-fund or reduce “Obamacare” even though the Senate will not support it.
Republicans think that by continually attacking the bill, they will have a better chance of ultimately defeating it. If the Obama administration has problems getting the new law working over the next few months, the GOP’s hope is that those issues will cause people to vote in a way that will help them recapture the Senate in next year's midterm elections, Fox News reported.
Protesting the Affordable Care Act also gave newly elected Republicans a chance to sound off on the bill.
“This may be the 37th time that the House has taken up the repeal of what is known as Obamacare. But this is my first time,” said Rep. Tom Rice. “The constituents that sent me here want my vote recorded, to repeal this poorly crafted, job-killing law.”
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House Democrats are getting tired of voting on the topic, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen again.
“Here we go again. This vote is more than just a sideshow. It’s an embarrassing spectacle that has consumed House Republicans for more than two years,” said Rep. Sander M. Levin. “Republicans . . . have their legislative heads in the sand and their feet in cement.”