But how to do it? Attempts to repeal the law in the current Congress have fallen short. Flush with gains from the 2010 election that gave Republicans control of the House, the lower chamber made ObamaCare repeal Job #2. On January 19, 2011, H.R. 2, the “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act,” passed the House on a 245-189 vote. In never...
What the Senate needs to do is take a step back in time and instead of just indicating a filibuster, require that the person who wishes to filibuster actually get off his rear and talk without stopping. No water breaks, no bathroom breaks, nothing that would cause the person to have to stop, save for a cloture vote later in the marathon. Sure, that grinds the Senate to a halt, but, it also would give the party wishing to filibuster pause in knowing that they can't merely stop a bill by telling the leadership that they are filibustering the bill, thus forcing a cloture vote to even discuss the legislation.
Anticipating victory in November’s elections, both parties are working up their legislative plans for 2013. Republicans, looking forward to regaining a Senate majority along with the White House, will have repeal of ObamaCare high on their list.
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