WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — In a largely symbolic vote, the Republican-led House voted 244-185 to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law.
“We promised the American people no less and we owe it to them to keep that promise,” Republican Congressman John Kline said.
The repeal has virtually no chance of surviving in the Senate which has a Democratic majority.
Wednesday’s vote marked the 33rd time the House has attempted to repeal what have been dubbed ‘Obamacare.’
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“The Republicans want to repeal it with nothing to replace it,” said Democratic Senator Carl Levin.
Meanwhile, the President spent much of the afternoon in a closed door meeting with Democratic Congressional leaders regarding his plan to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class.
They were also scheduled to discuss job creation efforts.