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Published on Jul 10, 2012
Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced a motion to adjourn the House of Representatives today after fellow Co-Chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and other CPC members spoke against a House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Co-Chairs called on Republicans to focus on creating jobs for the American people instead of wasting time on this 31st vote to repeal health care for Americans.
Republicans have spent more than 80 hours trying to repeal health care since they took control in 2011. The repeal vote this week will not pass the Senate or be signed into law by President Obama. Against Democrats' objections, the House already passed a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act in January of 2011, making today's vote especially pointless. The Affordable Care Act became law in 2010.