Vote Tally Count Obamacare HR 2 Health Care Law Repeal

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 Counts: YEAs 47
  NAYs 51
  Not Voting 2
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

January 19 2011 House Vote:

Hat tip: Gov Track

House Vote On Passage: H.R. 2: Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

Click on Blue “Sort in” Blue ” below

Number: House Vote #14 in 2011 [primary source:]
Date: Jan 19, 2011 5:53PM
Result: Passed
Bill: H.R. 2: Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act
  Totals Democrats Republicans Independents All Votes
Needed To Win
Aye: 245 (56%)
3 242 0
No: 189 (43%)   189 0 0
Present: 0 (0%)   0 0 0
Not Voting: 1 (0%)   1 0 0
Required: Simple Majority of 434 votes (=218 votes) 

(Vacancies in Congress will affect vote totals.)

More information: Aye versus Yea Explained




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

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

British Health system -NHS- has shakeup, now able to pick G.P.

It is so interesting, that at a time when we are heading into a system similar to Great Britain, they are moving out of their system. The system that Dr. Donald Berwick  would have us have as our template. Perhaps we can learn something. There is great debate going on, no doubt the loss of 24,00 jobs is a concern. It would seem reasonable that Physicians would be the ones to plan treatments as opposed to the 24,00 bureaucrats. Yes, and I would like to be able to pick my own Doc. as well.

A massive overhaul of the NHS was unveiled today – that will lead to the loss of 24,500 jobs.

In the biggest shake-up of the health service for 60 years, all 152 of England’s primary care trusts (PCTs) scrapped, along with 10 strategic health authorities.

Instead GPs will be handed around 80 per cent of the NHS budget – currently topping £100bn a year – to commission services for patients.

‘This legislation will deliver changes that will improve outcomes for patients and save the NHS £1.7 billion every year – money that will be reinvested into services for patients.’

Patients will even be able to pick their GP and decide which clinical team treats them in hospital, while communities will get greater powers to stop the closure of maternity and A&E departments.

Unveiling the Health and Social Care Bill, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley admitted the radical reforms would cost £1.4billion.

However, he insisted they would save the NHS more than £5bn by 2015 and £1.7 billion every year thereafter.

Read more: More at Daily Mail

Homeland Security seizes citizen’s electronic devices upon re-entry

I caught this over at Salon. Warrantless seizures of over 6600 people in a 18 month period is stunning. Why don’t we hear about this from the MSM and the Progressives? While our air waves are filled with empty meaningless discussions, the regime moves forward in eroding our rights under the Constitution. MSNBC go after it! Oh, right, Obama and you are best buds, you got this G.E. thing with China :G.E to share Jet technology and your FCC deal with Comcast whereby you conceded your right to determine programming. NBC and Comcast cave to FCC Diversity:story here Salon does a great job and worth the full read.

Here tis:

Homeland Security’s practice of detaining American citizens upon their re-entry into the country, and as part of that detention, literally seizing their electronic products — laptops, cellphones, Blackberries and the like — copying and storing the data, and keeping that property for months on end, sometimes never returning it.  Worse, all of this is done not only without a warrant, probable cause or any oversight, but even without reasonable suspicion that the person is involved in any crime.  It’s completely standard-less, arbitrary, and unconstrained.  There’s no law authorizing this power nor any judicial or Congressional body overseeing or regulating what DHS is doing.  And the citizens to whom this is done have no recourse — not even to have their property returned to them.

A FOIA request from the ACLU revealed that in the 18-month period beginning October 1, 2008, more than 6,600 people — roughly half of whom are American citizens — were subjected to electronic device searches at the border by DHS, all without a search warrant.  But the willingness of courts to act is unclear at best.  The judiciary, with a few exceptions, has been shamelessly deferential in the post-9/11 era to even the most egregious assertions of Executive Branch power in the name of security.  Combine that with the stunning ignorance of technology on the part of many judges — many of whom have been on the bench a long time and are insulated by their office from everyday life — and it’s not hard to envision these practices being endorsed.  Indeed, two appellate courts have thus far held — reversing the rulings of lower courts — that Homeland Security agents do not even need to show “reasonable suspicion” to search and seize a citizens’ electronic products when re-entering their country.  Some lower court judges, however, continue to rule the practice unconstitutional:  see here for one federal judge’s emphatic rejection of the Obama DOJ’s arguments as to why such searches fall outside of the Bill of Rights.

Read: Full Story here at Salon

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