- OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Health law survives defunding vote
This is the 34th time Republicans have forced a vote to defund or repeal all or part of the law.
- House votes 246-181 to block Obama’s welfare-work waiver rule
The vote was a reaction to the administration’s guidance last year to states that the so-called welfare-work requirement could be waived.
- Boehner: House will vote again to block ‘ObamaCare’
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that the House will vote again soon to repeal or defund President Obama’s healthcare law.
“Well I would expect that sometime in the coming months that we will once again move to get rid of ObamaCare,” Boehner said in an interview on Sean Hannity’s radio show. “We’ve had a number of votes in the House in the last two years to end ObamaCare or get rid of it.”
The House held 33 votes over the last two years to repeal or defund all or part of the Affordable Care Act, but the repeal push has faded since the Supreme Court upheld the law and President Obama’s reelection ensured that repeal votes would be futile.
- Republican confronts Obama on birth-control mandate
A House Republican used Wednesday’s much-watched meeting with President Obama to urge the administration to reconsider its birth-control mandate.
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