(DAILY SIGNAL) Rep. John Fleming, R-La., is emboldening House leadership to embrace a budget tactic that would lower the threshold of votes needed to rollback provisions of Obamacare.
“We all say that we want to repeal Obamacare, and we would all love a clean, full repeal,” Fleming said in an interview with The Daily Signal. “But the truth is, sometimes it’s kind of like making sausage. You have to do it one step at a time. You’ve got to approach it from the standpoint that you make substantial gains today, and then the next opportunity, you make more.”
Fleming is circulating a letter among Republican colleagues that calls on House leadership to use budget reconciliation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. So far, 20 lawmakers have signed the letter, and Fleming hopes to get 80 more of his colleagues to add their names before sending it to House Speaker John Boehner.
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