House Votes to Repeal the PPACA — for 37th Time
The House of Representatives voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care act for the 37th time yesterday, but the bill is headed nowhere due to Democrats' control of the Senate, according to a report from The Hill.
All Republicans voted in favor of the repeal yesterday, while only two Democrats voted yay: Rep. Jim Matheson (Utah) and Rep. Mike McIntyre (N.C.).
The bill was sponsored by Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Recent events colored Rep. Bachmann's argument for the bill, as she implied the recent Internal Revenue Service scandal suggests the federal agency is not politically neutral and that Americans should be worried about IRS enforcement of the individual mandate and the PPACA's taxing.
Democrats criticized the GOP vote as a waste of time in Congress and a waste of taxpayers' money. "Apparently the Republicans are opposed to ObamaCare," Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said in the report. "I know that comes as a shock to America, so we need to tell them one more time, or 37 times, or maybe a 38th or a 39th or a 40th or a 100th time."
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