The 113th Congress is officially up and running, and many people are hoping it’s out with the old and on with the new. Unfortunately, things kicked off with a dose of old news.
The 113th Congress is officially up and running, and many people are hoping it’s out with the old and on with the new. Unfortunately, things kicked off with a dose of old news. As it turns out, the first bill introduced into the new session is yet another attempt to repeal Obamacare. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann led the charge and took to Twitter to spread the word:
“At noon today, I introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety,” said Bachmann’s Twitter feed.
House Republicans did not lose hope in their efforts to do away with healthcare reform when it was upheld by the Supreme Court this past summer. In fact, before the start of the new Congress, there have been 33 votes to repeal Obamacare.
An analysis by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office reported this summer that Republicans had spent close to 89 hours trying to do away with healthcare reform since 2010. That’s more than two weeks of work, with no indication that any of the attempts would prove successful once the bill arrived in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Predictably, Obamacare stayed intact throughout the 33 votes.
As you may have guessed, the circumstances have not changed with this 34th attempt taken up by Michele Bachmann.
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