TribLIVE

| USWorld

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

House votes for delays on core mandates

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 8:51 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — House Republicans voted on Wednesday to delay core provisions of President Obama's health care law, emboldened by the administration's concession that requiring companies to provide coverage for their workers next year may be too complicated.

After a day of heated rhetoric, the House voted largely along party lines, 264-161, to delay by one year the so-called employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act. It voted 251-174 to extend a similar grace period to virtually all Americans who will be required to obtain coverage beginning Jan. 1, the linchpin of the law.

The votes marked the 38th time the GOP majority has tried to eliminate, defund or scale back the unpopular law since Republicans took control of the House in January 2011. The House legislation stands no chance in the Democratic-run Senate.

“It is pointless pandering,” said Senate Budget Committee Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Authorities in Illinois hunt for 3 in officer’s slaying
  2. Ancient giant sea scorpion turns up
  3. West Point law professor resigns amid remarks that critics of war on terror are ‘treasonous’
  4. Monsoon leaves Phoenix in the dark
  5. CIA joins special ops in secret terrorist hunt in Syria
  6. Defense Secretary Carter was closing Guantanamo prison being considered, ceding base to Cuba isn’t
  7. Ky. clerk defies courts on gay marriage
  8. Kentucky clerk invokes ‘God’s authority,’ still refuses gay marriage licenses
  9. Outrage greets wildlife officials’ plan to kill bear cub that approached hiker in Connecticut
  10. 3 strikes convict freed in Mo.
  11. Lost hiker survived 9 days with broken leg in California’s Sierra Nevada