Friday, January 8, 2016

President Obama Vetoes Congress' Attempt To Repeal ObamaCare

After more than 60 attempts, Republicans in Congress finally managed to pass legislation which would repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood.

The bill passed in the House by a vote, along party lines, of 240-181.

President Obama quickly vetoed the legislation.

From CNN:

In his veto message, Obama stressed the number of times congressional Republicans have tried to "repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act."

"Rather than re-fighting old political battles by once again voting to repeal basic protections that provide security for the middle class, members of Congress should be working together to grow the economy, strengthen middle-class families, and create new jobs," Obama wrote.

"Because of the harm this bill would cause to the health and financial security of millions of Americans, it has earned my veto," he added.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan promises to waste more of the chamber's time by holding an override vote rather than focus on the people's work, in spite of the fact that he lacks the votes to overcome the veto.


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