House Republicans wasted no time scheduling yet another vote to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law after the Supreme Court’s decision today to uphold its constitutionality.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) announced this morning that the House would hold the vote July 11.
“There’s a lot of resolve amongst our colleagues ... to stop a law that’s hurting our economy,” Speaker John Boehner said.
“The American people want this bill repealed,” the Ohio Republican said.
That, of course, won’t happen anytime soon. The House has repeatedly passed repeal measures during the past 18 months, none of which have been taken up by the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats.
The best chance Republicans have for a full repeal of the law is if they win both the White House and a majority in the Senate this November. In fact, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney made just that point today.
“Our mission is clear: If we want to get rid of Obamacare, we’re going to have replace President Obama,” he said.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.