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16 June 2010

ICYMI: U.S. House Votes On Repealing Health Care Law

Politico is reporting that Tuesday afternoon the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on a motion to "repeal the individual mandate in the Democrats’ health care overhaul."

Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, the top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee, called for the repeal under a “motion to recommit” — a parliamentary tool often used by the minority party to change bills on the House floor. Never mind that the bill Camp is using for this maneuver is a small business tax bill — Republicans wanted to get Democrats on the record once again saying they back a law that requires uninsured Americans to purchase health insurance.

The procedural motion never really had a shot at passing, but that wasn't the Republicans' point. The vote was 187-230, with 21 Democrats voting to roll back the individual mandate. The votes were essentially the same as the final vote on the health care law.

Sherman, Jake (2010-6-15). GOP health-care repeal attempt fails. Politico. Retrieved on 2010-6-16.

Here's how members of the Georgia congressional delegation voted:

Yea
Nay
Present
Did Not Vote
John Barrow
X
Paul Broun
X
Sanford Bishop
X
Phil Gingrey
X
Tom Graves
X
Hank Johnson
X
Jack Kingston
X
John Lewis
X
John Linder
X
Jim Marshall
X
Tom Price
X
David Scott
X
Lynn Westmoreland
X


[SOURCE: House Roll Call 362]