Health Care Repeal Vote Coming Next Week


Majority Leader-Elect Eric Cantor announced Monday the timeline for the GOP’s promised health care repeal legislation: The bill posted Monday, the Rules Committee will meet Thursday, and the rule for the debate will be considered on the House floor Friday. The repeal vote will come on Wednesday, January 12. Naturally, Republicans have named the bill “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.” Meanwhile, mean-talking incoming House Oversight and Government Reform chairman Representative Darrell Issa tweeted today that he plans to investigate the Obama administration’s “failure to target origins of financial crisis,” “fannie/freddie and the foreclosure crisis,” “corruption in Afghanistan,” and WikiLeaks. In related news, Representative Darrell Issa’s Twitter avatar is a stick figure wearing a police cap. [TPM, Politico, Politico]