GOP Readies New Votes On Health Law Mandate Repeal, Medicare Advantage Cuts
In the meantime, one Democratic senator is pulling back from comments he made on repealing the health law.
NBC News: GOP Readying Votes on Obamacare and 'Imperial Presidency'
Obamacare and flood insurance top Republicans' agenda as Congress returns to work next week. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said the GOP chamber would put the president and health care in its sights as lawmakers' attention turns from legislating and toward election year posturing. Cantor labeled President Obama's recent push to sidestep Congress when he can an "imperial presidency," and said the House would act (2/21).
Fox News: Democratic Sen. Manchin Walks Back 'Repeal' Comments On Obamacare
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin reportedly said this week he’d vote to repeal Obamacare -- but on Friday walked back his comments in a statement put out by his office. According to The Beckley Register-Herald, the West Virginia lawmaker and longtime critic of Obamacare said Wednesday “I will vote tomorrow to repeal (Obamacare), but I want to fix the problems in it.” As those comments started to gain traction, Manchin’s office sent out a statement that seemed to contradict what he said (2/21).
The Associated Press: Early House Race Tests Obamacare As Election Issue
The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall. Republicans and their allies wouldn't have it any other way as they test the issue's potency, even though their candidate may muddle the message, and other issues like Social Security may command a bigger role in deciding the winner. ... The candidates took different paths to their March 11 matchup to serve out the term of the late Republican Rep. C.W. "Bill" Young, who died last fall (Espo, 2/22).