McConnell Anticipates Senate Vote on Health Reform Repeal

The Senate’s top Republican “promised a vote in that chamber to repeal healthcare reform following a successful House vote on such legislation Wednesday evening,” The Hill reports.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would "assure" a Senate vote on legislation to undo Democrats’ healthcare reform law, despite Senate Democrats’ opposition to holding such a vote.

"I want to congratulate our colleagues in the House on this important first step. I hope the Senate will soon follow suit with a vote of its own," McConnell said in a video release following the successful 245-189 vote in the House to repeal the healthcare law.

“The Democratic leadership in the Senate doesn’t want to vote on this bill," McConnell added. "But I assure you, we will."

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) “has wide discretion in setting the Senate’s calendar, and he’s indicated little interest in bringing up repeal for a vote.”

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One response to “McConnell Anticipates Senate Vote on Health Reform Repeal

  1. betty todd

    McConnell wants to undo anything that does not support his southern views.He should never have been elected to serve as an elected official But he has always brought money to his home state of KY. He could care less about middle class people. I hope there is no vote on the issue

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