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updated 6:42 PM UTC, Oct 18, 2018

Wisconsin House Members Vote Along Party Lines On Obamacare

  • Written by Wheeler News
  • Published in News

(Washington, DC) -- Wisconsin's U-S House members voted with their parties on Friday, when they passed a budget resolution that begins the process of dismantling Obamacare.

Speaker Paul Ryan normally doesn't vote -- but he punched the "Yes" button this time on a proposal to have committees start writing bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The vote was 227-198 with all five Wisconsin House Republicans voting yes and all three Democrats voting no. The G-O-P was not certain earlier in the week that the measure would pass, because a number of Republicans were wary of supporting the bill before the party decides the details of unraveling President Barack Obama's signature law as he walks out the door for good next Friday. That's expected next week at a retreat for G-O-P lawmakers in Philadelphia.

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