Oh, dear: it would seem that Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is having a bit of an… incident.
In a surprise move, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is saying it’s time to change President Obama’s signature achievement: Obamacare.Deadlines for not one but now two important pieces of Obamacare have been delayed a year. So when [Dick] Durbin, the number two Democrat in the Senate, was asked if he’s alarmed, he said it’s time to “change and improve” Obamacare.
[Dick] Durbin is calling on Republicans to help change and improve Obamacare…
But… Republicans already have. Quite some time ago, in fact.
H.R.2 — Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act (Engrossed in House [Passed House] – EH)
HR 2 EH
112th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2
AN ACTTo repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act’.
SEC. 2. REPEAL OF THE JOB-KILLING HEALTH CARE LAW AND HEALTH CARE-RELATED PROVISIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2010.
(a) Job-Killing Health Care Law- Effective as of the enactment of Public Law 111-148, such Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.
(b) Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010- Effective as of the enactment of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), title I and subtitle B of title II of such Act are repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such title or subtitle, respectively, are restored or revived as if such title and subtitle had not been enacted.
SEC. 3. BUDGETARY EFFECTS OF THIS ACT.
The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled `Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation’ for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives, as long as such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage of this Act.
Passed the House of Representatives January 19, 2011.
…245/189, with three Democrats coming to their senses. I guess that you guys over at the Senate missed it, somehow.