House Fails In Bid To Overcome Veto Of Bill Nixing ACA

(February 3, 2016, 4:41 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House on Feb. 2 failed to overcome the president’s veto of legislation repealing portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

(Legislation available. Document #93-160127-008L.)

H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, passed the House, with 56 percent casting support for the measure in a 241-186 vote, but failed to achieve the two-thirds vote required to overcome a veto.

The measure passed reconciliation in January, after which President Barack Obama vetoed it, saying the measure...
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