Senate Passes First Phase of Obamacare Repeal
The Republican-controlled Senate began the process of repealing Obamacare early Thursday morning.
Washington Examiner reports:
“The Senate early Thursday morning passed a budget resolution, with 51 yays and 48 nays, that calls for legislation to repeal the controversial healthcare law. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was not present.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was the only Republican to vote against the resolution. He previously opposed the resolution, saying that it creates a $9.7 trillion hole in the deficit over the next decade.
The vote came after a marathon series of votes on amendments mostly introduced by Democrats seeking to preserve parts of Obamacare. The non-binding resolution now goes to the House, which is expected to take it up on Friday.
Republicans said the resolution is necessary to start the process of repealing the law.”
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