Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “told Republicans Tuesday that he plans to force a vote on repealing the health care reform law this week,” POLITICO reports.
The plan is to tack the amendment onto the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill this afternoon, a Republican aide told POLITICO. McConnell told Republicans of the plan in their weekly policy lunch.
The aviation bill, which allowed a more open amendments process under new Senate rules, offered Republicans a prime opportunity to get a vote on House-passed health care repeal bill.
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) “said Tuesday that he plans to try to force a Senate vote on repealing the health care overhaul, too.”
It won’t pass though, according to Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL).
“I sense, as the whip in the Senate here who counts vote on at least one side of aisle, we’re not going to repeal this bill, nor do I think we should,” Durbin said on the Senate floor Tuesday.
All 47 Republican members will support the repeal effort.