House votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act
07/11/2012 06:04 PM
The United States House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act by a vote of 244-185.
This vote was not the first, it is the most recent of 33 votes the House has made to repeal the law in full or a section of it.
Republican 2nd Dist. U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie stated that he voted in favor of the repeal citing medicare cuts to fund the Affordable Care Act and the tax increases it would place on the American families as his reasoning for his vote.
And while the vote for repeal has passed the house, many are aware that the vote is mainly symbolic for the time being as it would not pass in the Democratic controlled Senate and would be up for a veto if it ever reached the President.
“We must elect Mitt Romney as President and Republican majorities in the House and Senate to fully repeal this misguided legislation” Guthrie said in a Facebook post after the vote.
Along with Representative Guthrie, Kentucky Republican Representatives Hal Rogers, Geoff Davis and Ed Whitfield also voted in favor of the repeal.
Representative Davis gave a speech on the House floor the day before the vote referred to the Congress’s power to tax as “seemingly endless and frightening.”
Not in favor were Democratic Representatives John Yarmuth and Ben Chandler.
Congressman Yarmuth has been very outspoken about his opposition to the Republican members of Congress voting to repeal the bill and continued to stay vocal on social media outlets such as twitter.
“GOP #ACA repeal denies 18 million middle-class families tax credits averaging $4,000 each to help afford coverage. #hcr,” Rep. Yarmuth said in a tweet shortly after the vote passed.
This 33rd repeal of the law by the Republican controlled House also sets up the likelihood of a 33rd time the Democratic controlled Senate will fail to uphold the repeal.
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