Senate GOP Leaders Press For Health Law Repeal Vote
Senate Republicans say they need to have a vote on repealing the health overhaul - even if they are going to lose - in order to be "on the record" about what they want and to make good on their campaign promises.
The Wall Street Journal: Health Clash Senate Bound
Top senators in both parties said Sunday that Republicans could push their way to a Senate vote on repealing the health overhaul, setting up another clash over the Democrats' landmark legislative achievement (Adamy and Mitchell, 1/24).
The New York Times: Verbal Sparring Over Potential Senate Vote On Health Care
Democrats and Republicans in the Senate waged a war of words on Sunday over efforts to force what would most likely be a symbolic vote on repealing the Obama administration's health care law (Wyatt, 1/23).
The Associated Press: Republicans Press For Senate Vote On Health Care
Senate Republicans want to box majority Democrats into allowing a health care repeal vote even if GOP lawmakers expect to be on the losing side. "We need to have a vote on it because we promised the people we would," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday on "Face the Nation" on CBS. "We have to have a vote on repeal so that everybody is on record whether they want to repeal." Republicans took control of the House after November's elections and last week voted, as promised, to repeal the health care law. Only three Democrats joined all Republicans in the 245-189 vote to scrap the law (1/21).