The Senate on Wednesday voted against repealing the health-care overhaul but approved a measure eliminating a tax requirement that had irked small businesses.
In a debate reshaped by this week’s court strike against the law, the Senate voted 51-47 against repeal. All of the chamber’s Democrats who were present and one independent who caucuses with them voted against it, and every Republican voted for it. The measure, which Republicans tacked on to an unrelated aviation bill, had been expected to fail.
Wednesday’s voting produced a small change to the health law, though. The Senate voted 81-17 to remove a piece of the law that calls for businesses to file a 1099 tax form when they pay a vendor more than $600 in a year. Link to the 1099 tax form vote count for the 81-17 vote: Senate Vote Here
Here is the vote for the February 2, 2011 Vote: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress – 1st Session
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
Vote Summary Click on Blue for individual votes at bottom
|Question: On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: McConnell Amdt. No. 13 )|
|Vote Number:||9||Vote Date:||February 2, 2011, 06:05 PM|
|Required For Majority:||3/5||Vote Result:||Motion Rejected|
|Amendment Number:||S.Amdt. 13 to S. 223 (FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act)|
|Statement of Purpose:||To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.|
|Vote Summary||By Senator Name||By Vote Position||By Home State|
January 19 2011 House Vote:
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House Vote On Passage: H.R. 2: Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act
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|Number:||House Vote #14 in 2011 [primary source: house.gov]|
|Date:||Jan 19, 2011 5:53PM|
|Bill:||H.R. 2: Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act|
Needed To Win
|Required:||Simple Majority of 434 votes (=218 votes)
(Vacancies in Congress will affect vote totals.)
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Blue dogs are on Notice: 2012
Tonight, three conservative Democrats — Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Mike Ross (Ark.) and Mike McIntyre (N.C.) — joined Republicans in voting to repeal Obamacare.
But 10 of their colleagues who opposed the bill back in March — Reps. Ben Chandler (Ky.), Jason Altmire (Pa.), Jim Matheson (Utah), Heath Schuler (N.C.), Larry Kissell (N.C.), Tim Holden (Pa.), John Barrow (Ga.), Collin Peterson (Minn.), Stephen Lynch (Mass.) and Dan Lipinski (Ill.) — voted against repeal.
“At least we once and for all know where they truly stand,” said Alex Cortes, chairman of DefundIt.org.
NRCC, start your engines. National Review
The Heritage also has a suggestion: How to repeal Obamacare, after the first House vote: .. they may be wrong that a full repeal bill will not pass in this Congress within the next two years. If Senators don’t take two procedural steps this week, they will make it virtually impossible to ever get a vote on the House-passed full repeal bill this Congress.
The House will pass H.R. 2 this week. Once that bill is passed, it will be sent to the Senate for consideration. Once the Senate receives the bill, any Senator can use Rule 14 to object to the second reading of the bill. This procedural objection will “hold at the desk” the House-passed bill and allow the Senate to act on the full repeal measure.Full story here: Heritage