TheBlaze: The Senate voted Thursday evening for the first time ever to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, passing the measure 52-47.Of course Obama will veto it, and Senate Republicans don't have enough votes to overturn a presidential veto. Nonetheless, we FINALLY witness a glimpse of courage from Republicans (keep following Cruz's lead!) to deliver this to Obama's desk, putting the ball in his court. Let's see if the GOP can keep it there with constant, subsequent efforts to repeal Obamacare until this imposter is out of office!
The bill will now head to the House, where it should win easy approval from the Republican majority.
Congress will then send the measure, which also strips federal funding for Planned Parenthood, to Obama who will veto it.
This marks the first time the Republican controlled Congress has ever sent a bill to repeal Obamacare to the president’s desk.
In a statement, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has been relentless in his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, said the vote represented a “significant step towards repealing every word of Obamacare.”Because of Dem filibusters, Senate has never before debated/voted on bill to repeal Obamacare or defund Planned Parenthood before tonight— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 4, 2015
“Since before my first day in office, I pledged to do everything within my power to repeal Obamacare,” he said. “And over the last three years, I’ve worked day and night to do exactly that, sometimes to the dismay of those in Washington.”
“This bill repeals as much of that failed law as we can under arcane Senate rules and the narrow guidelines of the budget,” Cruz added. “I am also encouraged that this bill prohibits taxpayer funds from going to abortion-providers. This bill is a substantial improvement over the original House bill, and I’m grateful to Senate conservatives and Senate leadership for joining me in making it so.”
Another immediate show of faith would be to NOT allow December 11th to become a date that will live in infamy!