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January 22, 2011

Instruction to Committees for Obamacare Replacement Legislation

H.Res. 9 was passed Thursday, January 20th, 2011, instructing the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on Ways and Means to write proposed legislation that addresses the following points: eliminating job-killing policies and regulations concerning the health care industry; increased competition and choice among private health care insurance providers; pre-existing condition access; tort reform; tax incentives for medical savings and expenses; prohibit government funded abortions; eliminate duplicative government programs; no legislation proposed shall increase the tax burden.

The Resolution passed on a vote of 253-175, with all Republicans voting for it, and the following 14 Democrats also voting for it: Altmire (PA-4), Barrow (GA-12), Boren (OK-2), Brown (FL-3), Chandler (KY-6), Critz (PA-12), Holden (PA-17), Kissell (NC-8), Lipinski (IL-3), Matheson (UT-2), McIntyre (NC-7), Peterson (MN-7), Ross (AR-4), Shuler (NC-11).

I would note that Brown, Critz, Kissell, and Lipinski are not in the Blue Dog Coalition; this vote may signal a turn toward center for these Democrats.

January 20, 2011

ObamaCare Repeal Passed In House

H.R. 2, Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act, was passed on a 245-189 vote January 19th, 2011. All Republican members voted yea, along with three Democrats: Dan Boren (OK-2) Mike McIntyre (NC-7), and Mike Ross (AR-4).

Larry Kissell (NC-8), who was one of four Democrats who voted to bring the bill to the floor for debate in H. Res. 26, and also voted against the original Affordable Health Care Act a year ago, declined to vote for the repeal in the final moment. Kissell’s district includes Ft. Bragg (home of the Special Forces), and Pope Air Force Base, which gives a conservative cast to his electors. But it does not explain his flip-flopping on this measure. Let us trust that the voters in his district remember this vote 21 months from now.

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