GOP Plotting to Block Funds for Health Care Law
Posted on Feb 8, 2011
It may not happen right away, but for his part, Rep. Eric Cantor, otherwise known as House majority leader, has put it out there that his GOP House squad is planning to introduce language into upcoming legislation that will prevent the dreaded Obamacare law from being funded. —KA
It was a message to the party’s conservative base that, no, Republicans haven’t forgotten about defunding the health care law. But Cantor still didn’t promise that the defunding language would be in the bill from the beginning—as tea partiers and other opponents of the law want.
Instead, Cantor referred to the likelihood that Rep. Denny Rehberg of Montana will offer the defunding amendment on the House floor—noting Rehberg’s “insistence” that the bill should not have any money to implement the law.
Rep. Cantor says the health care law won’t get money in the House’s upcoming budget bill.