House to Dismantle Obamacare, Defund Planned Parenthood
Last month, the Senate passed a budget bill to repeal key parts of Obamacare—including coverage subsidies, credits, and the Medicaid expansion in 2018—while defunding Planned Parenthood. Under the expedited legislative process of “reconciliation” the Senate was able to secure passage of this important legislation with a simple 50-vote majority instead of the usual 60-vote threshold required per Senate rules. The House is expected to consider this bill in January. Upon passage in the House, the bill will head to the President Obama’s desk—the first time the President has been forced to consider a major repeal of Obamacare.
To solidify these legislative goals and ultimately fully repeal Obamacare we will need a Republican President. But as Speaker Ryan recently outlined, “Only government that sends power back to the people can make America confident again. And we House Republicans will do all we can to give us that government—even if the President disagrees. Even if he won’t sign them into law, we will put out specific proposals and give the people a real choice. And I don’t mean just undo what the President has done—as if we could time-travel back to 2009. I mean show what we would do, what our ideal policy would be—looking forward to 2017 and beyond. We owe it to the country to offer a bold, pro-growth agenda. And that is what we are going to do.”
I’m looking forward to the new year and a bolder conservative vision for America.