House Freedom Caucus Pushes For Repeal-Only Vote To Keep Pressure On Leadership
It's unlikely legislation would get far, but if the group garners enough signatures to trigger the floor vote, it would force many mainstream and moderate Republican lawmakers into the uncomfortable position of rejecting a repeal measure they backed just two years ago.
Freedom Caucus To Try To Force Vote On Obamacare Repeal
House conservatives are launching a late effort to force their colleagues to vote on an outright repeal of Obamacare. Leaders of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday evening will jump-start a process intended to force the measure — a mirror of the 2015 repeal proposal that President Barack Obama vetoed — to the floor as early as September. (Cheney and Bade, 7/19)
Freedom Caucus To Try To Force ObamaCare Repeal Vote
Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) filed a special rule on Wednesday to start the process of triggering a vote, a GOP aide said. The measure will have to wait at the House Rules Committee for at least a week, meaning any vote wouldn’t be until after the August break. "This is a message to House leadership that we support their best efforts and we want to work with them to continue to move the ball forward to do what we all said we wanted to do," Garrett said at a press conference with other Freedom Caucus members. (Marcos, 7/19)