Last night, the U.S Senate took a major step toward repealing Obamacare. With a vote cast early in the morning they offered a resolution that orders committees of the House and Senate to draft repeal legislation by the date of January 27th.
The House Speaker confirmed at 3:50 AM that they are putting efforts to keep their promises on repealing Obamacare.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 12, 2017
The final vote tally was 51 to 48, and the House is expected to take up the legislation later in the week, writes the Political Insider.
Republicans can now begin repealing Obamacare with the procedure known as reconciliation- they can do it without Democrat support.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday took a first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, voting to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program.
The vote was 51-48. The resolution now goes to the House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on it this week. Scrapping Obamacare is a top priority for the Republican majorities in both chambers and Republican President-elect Donald Trump.
Senate Republicans are using special budget procedures that allow them to repeal Obamacare by a simple majority; this way they don’t need Democratic votes.
Well it is pretty tough time for Obama right now, watching his legacy crashing down just days before leaving the Office.