House Again Votes to Repeal ObamaCare

Republicans make their point after Supreme Court ruling
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2012 3:21 PM CDT
House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP House leaders talk to reporters Tuesday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – House Republicans made good on their promise to take another stand on President Obama's health care reform today, voting to repeal the law 244-185, reports the Hill. Pretty much all the stories on the vote, like this one from the Washington Post, duly note up high that it was mostly a "symbolic gesture" because the bill is going nowhere in the Senate. It is the 33rd time that Republicans have voted to repeal at least a part of the law, and five Democrats joined them this time.

"For those who still support repealing this harmful health care law, we're giving our colleagues in the Senate another chance to heed the will of the American people," said John Boehner. "And for those who did not support repeal the last time, it's a chance for our colleagues to reconsider." He and other Republicans wanted another vote for the record after the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the law.

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