Last Friday’s standing-room only hearing before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission was among the most dramatic I’ve witnessed. There was outrage – outrage not just from me as I declared the State Department “AWOL” in our quest to free an American Pastor, Saeed Abedini — a U.S. citizen — captured by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard […]
I want to thank the more than 100,000 Americans who stood with us and demanded that the U.S. House of Representatives vote to repeal ObamaCare.
That’s exactly what happened this afternoon, 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.