House Has Now Voted 46 Times To Repeal Or Dismantle Obamacare

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House Republicans are racking up the Obamacare repeal votes in the government shutdown fight.

The GOP-led House has now voted 46 times to repeal, defund or dismantle President Barack Obma’s signature achievement. Prior to the government funding battle, the tally stood at 41, the latest one on Sept. 12.

The 42nd vote vote was to defund Obamacare in a continuing resolution.

When the Senate killed that, House Republicans held two votes on amendments to delay the law for one year and to repeal its medical device tax. Up to 44.

Then after the Senate killed that, too, the House GOP held a vote to delay the law’s individual mandate and prohibit health insurance subsidies for members of Congress and staff. 45 votes.

After yet another Senate rejection, and in the first hour of a government shutdown, the House voted to request conference negotiations while re-affirming their previous Obamacare repeal vote. 46 votes.

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