Republicans introduce first measure for repealing Obamacare


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A measure introduced in both houses of Congress today begins the process of repealing Obamacare.

Senate Republicans Tuesday took the first step toward repealing Obamacare, with Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi introducing a measure that would lay the groundwork for specific legislation to be proposed later that would repeal President Barack Obama’s signature domestic program. Enzi’s bill seeks to pave the way for the later bill to pass Congress without fear of a filibuster by Senate Democrats.

The measure, called a budget resolution, directs top congressional committees to cast votes to assemble the repeal legislation by Jan. 27. House Republicans also introduced Enzi’s resolution in the lower chamber.

At this moment we still do not know exactly what the Republicans plan to repeal, and what they intend to keep. What we do know is that in order to pass this repeal in a manner that prevents a filibuster they will not be able to repeal the law entirely. We also do not yet know how quickly they intend the repeal to take effect. There has been much talk of a delay, but that is not yet confirmed.

One comment

  • wayne

    Mike Enzi– liberty score of 58% (“F”)

    These people are such disingenuous serial liars.
    If they don’t kill it all, on day one, it will never go away, ever.

    Mark Levin interviews Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review about repealing Obamacare
    1-3-17
    https://youtu.be/iPxZ-o_m62A
    (10:15)

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