July 11, 2012
We did it. I wanted 100,000 Americans to stand with us in urging the U.S. House of Representatives to vote to repeal ObamaCare. And, just minutes before the House voted to repeal the health care law, we topped that 100,000 mark. I want to thank each and every one of you who signed our petition online and added your name over the phone.
The vote to repeal was 244-185, with five Democrats joining with Republicans to repeal what can only be described as a government-run law that creates a damaging tax, while at the same time, dramatically expands funding for abortions.
The five Democrats who voted to repeal ObamaCare: Reps. Mike Ross, D-Ark.; Dan Boren, D-Okla.; Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.; Larry Kissell, D-N.C.; and Jim Matheson, D-Utah. All Republicans voted for the bill. The vote to repeal is significant because it’s the first time the House has voted to overturn the flawed measure since the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the law last month.
Further, the House vote repealing ObamaCare sends a significant message across America — the high court got this one wrong. Most Americans understand the only way to correct this injustice is to repeal the health care law.
The action taken by the House reflects the will of the majority of the American people and underscores a deep concern that ObamaCare puts affordable, pro-life health care at risk.
Now, the attention turns to the Senate, where there's likely to be a battle to get the issue on the calendar. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn't seem interested in putting the repeal legislation up for a vote.
In fact, House Speaker John Boehner says today's vote in the House gives the Senate "another chance" to listen to the voters who oppose this troubling law.
We will begin mobilizing support tomorrow — urging Americans to put pressure on the Senate leadership — demanding that Senator Reid fulfill his responsibility — and permit the Senate to vote on repealing ObamaCare, a law that is both dangerous and damaging to the nation.