Exploring The New Tone Of Repeal Rhetoric
News outlets detail the tone of this week's debate in the House of Representatives. They also parse some of the specific dynamics of the arguments in play.
The New York Times: Approaching Civility (If Perhaps Falling Short Of Eloquence) In Debate
The Webster-Hayne debate it was not. But in the end, the floor fight over the bill to repeal the health care overhaul - predetermined both to pass the House and ultimately fail to become law - by and large demonstrated the ability of Republicans and Democrats to debate a public policy matter civilly (Steinhauer, 1/20).
The Baltimore Sun: Behind The Arguments For Health Care Repeal
In their campaign to repeal the health care overhaul President Obama signed last year, Republicans have leveled two sweeping critiques of the new law: its impact on the job market and on the federal budget deficit. Here is a run-down of how some of the rhetoric matches up with reality (Levey, 1/19).
PBS NewsHour: Health Reform Debate Revisited: What's the Tone In A New Congress?
While the debate and vote (which you can watch in a live stream on C-SPAN) is expected to be more symbolic than substantial - a repeal proposal will most certainly fail in the Democratically-led Senate - we asked some experts to weigh on the change in tone from last year's health care reform debate and what it tells us about the new Congress (1/19).
Fox News: A Quiet Health Care Repeal Vote
The House of Representatives voted to repeal the health care reform law late Wednesday afternoon. When Republicans closed the vote, there were brief cheers and applause from backers of the repeal. But the entire exercise was largely somber. Especially compared to the pandemonium that enveloped Capitol Hill last spring. That's when the then-Democratically-controlled House approved the health law following an arduous eight months of negotiations and legislative engineering (Pergram, 1/20).