Update on Obamacare Repeal Vote

On February 2nd, the Senate defeated, by a vote of 51 – 47, Amendment 13 to the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act.  This Amendment, offered by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), would have repealed the Health Care Law and the health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.   The vote was right along party lines – 47 Republican Yeas and 51 Democrat Nays. Two Senators did not vote: Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Mark Warner (D-VA). You can find the full roll call vote here.

But do not be dismayed, Senator McConnell and others have said this is just the beginning and vowed not to give up the fight to repeal this bill provision-by-provision, and to delay its funding. As reported by The Hill.com, “‘This issue is still ahead of us and we will be going back at it in a variety of ways,’ McConnell added.”

One provision of the law was repealed yesterday. Amendment 9, submitted by Senator Stabenow (D-MI), passed by a vote of 81 – 17.  All 47 Republicans voted Yea, along with 34 Democrats. Only 17 Democrats voted Nay (see below), with Joe Lieberman and Mark Warner not voting.  This amendment repeals the 1099 reporting requirements for payments of $600.00 or more to corporations.

The Hill.com reports that some Republicans see this as a “small” victory: “A real small piece of the badness was taken care of today — the 1099 — there are probably 2,000 more pieces of badness that could be gone after,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus.

Be sure to tell your Senators to keep up the good fight. 

How do you eat a hippopotamus?…One bite at a time!

Please read the full report at The Hill.com here.

Senators voting Nay on Repeal of the 1099 Provision are shown below. Click here for the full roll call vote.

Akaka (D-HI)

Carper (D-DE)

Durbin (D-IL)

Franken (D-MN)

Gillibrand (D-NY)

Harkin (D-IA)

 Inouye (D-HI)

Lautenberg (D-NJ)

Leahy (D-VT)

Levin (D-MI)

Mikulski (D-MD)

Murray (D-WA)

 Reed (D-RI)

Reid (D-NV)

Sanders (I-VT)

Schumer (D-NY)

Whitehouse (D-RI)

4 Responses to “Update on Obamacare Repeal Vote”

  • wayne johnson

    Americans hope and pray that this monster would be repealed in full.

    AND please don’t call Social Security an entitlement… we were forced into it and the sales talk was that it was an INSURANCE POLICY. We had no choice but to accept its cost. On top of that the corrupt congress routinely STOLE from the Insurance fund, oh, should I say “borrowed”. So right from the beginning we were doomed. Corruption coming from a flawed and Communist mind set.

    The young should have the opportunity to opt out and have their own portable social security fund that they and employers contribute to. For those of us approaching retirement the “government” owes it to us to make sure ours are fully funded. So stop the bailouts and use the money to pay back the SS fund you stole from!

  • wayne johnson

    And while we are at it, PLEASE create a vehicle of personal and private Health Care Package owned by each individual. As such it would be completely portable. Each person could shop the companies they choose to work for who would contribute the most to it. The Package would have short and long term health care coverage, short and long term disability insurance, and long term nursing care coverage. All contributions to this fund by the individual or by employers would be tax deductible.

  • wayne johnson

    And while I am on a roll…..

    PLEASE; would we jump on Congress to pass the FAIRTAX?! It is a flat sales tax and all income type taxes would be eliminated. No more tax filings, no IRS, and the government will have more money than it needs and we will have much more disposable income to save for retirement, and college for the kids.