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Sen. Barrasso Calls For Senate To Move On Health Repeal

The Hill: Barrasso: 'Now It's The Senate's Turn' To Scrap Healthcare Reform Law
Following House passage of the healthcare repeal, a Republican senator used the GOP's weekly address to urge the upper chamber to scrap the law. "Ask yourself – are you better off or worse off now that the healthcare law has been on the books for almost a year?" Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said. Barrasso said the new House Republican majority had "kept its promise" to voters by advancing a repeal of the healthcare law. "Now it's the Senate's turn," he said (Berman, 1/22).

Rollcall: Barrasso Makes Case for Health Care Repeal
Republicans turned to Senate Conference Vice Chairman John Barrasso, a doctor, on Saturday to keep the heat on Senate Democrats to bring up a bill to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law (1/22).

NPR: House Republicans Put Spotlight On HHS Insurance Office
And so it begins. The new Republican chairmen of a powerful House committee and its investigative subcommittee want Obama administration officials to explain exactly how they're implementing the health law. It's the first of what's expected to be a long list of investigations that could keep Obama health officials busy gathering documents and testifying on Capitol Hill for much of the year. The letter to Jay Angoff, head of the Office for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight comes from Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Cliff Stearns, (R-FL), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Rovner, 1/21).
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