112th Congress: 28 Bills To Repeal Patient Protection Act In 11 Days, But Nothing To Create Jobs

I see our elected representatives are hard at work, representing their constituencies. Not that those constituencies even vaguely represent voters, you understand. No, they would like to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 28 times. In 11 days, no less. What busy little beavers they are!

Here's a list as of today, divided by House and Senate.

House
H.R. 105 Dan Burton, GOP – Indiana : To repeal the Patient Protection Act & enact in its place incentives for people to buy health insurance.
H.R. 118 John Fleming, GOP – Louisiana : To permit a state to elect not to have an American Health Care Exchange.
H.R. 119 John Fleming, GOP – Louisiana : To prohibit hiring of irs agent to implement or enforce health insurance reform.
H.R. 127 John Graves, GOP – Georgia : To de-authorize funding of Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 141 Steve King, GOP – Iowa : To repeal the Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 145 Connie Mack, GOP – Florida : To repeal the Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 154 Ted Poe, GOP Texas : To prohibit any federal funds to be used to enforce Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 171 Cliff Stearns, GOP – Florida :
H.R. 2 Eric Cantor, GOP – Virginia : Repeal of Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 38 John Fleming, GOP – Louisiana : Rescind funds authorized for Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 9 David Drier, GOP – California : Requires Committees to look into Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 26 David Drier, GOP – California : Repeal Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 215 Don Young, GOP – Alaksa : Repeal Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 19 John Carter, GOP – Texas : Disapprove rules on MLR in Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 299 John Carter, GOP – Texas : Repeal Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 358 Joe Pitts, GOP – Penn : Remove abortion funding from Patient Protection Act (there is none)
H.R. 360 Michael Burgess – Texas : Amend Patient Protection Act to include President in Health Care Exchanges.
H.R. 364 Tom Latham, GOP – Iowa : To Repeal Patient Protection Act
H.R. 371 Marsha Blackburn, GOP – Tennessee : Repeal Title I of Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 5 Phil Gingrey, GOP – Georgia : Repeal Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 397 Wally Herger, GOP – California :Repeal Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 429 Darrell Issa, GOP, California – Repeal Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 452 Phil Roe, GOP, Tennessee – A bill to repeal Patient Protection Act.
H.R. 450 Dave Reichert, GOP, Washington – A bill to repeal Patient Protection Act.

Senate

S. 19 Orrin Hatch, GOP – Repeal Health Mandate & therefore repeal patient protections.
S. 17 Orrin Hatch, GOP – Repeal Tax on Medical Devices
S. 16 David Vitter, GOP – Repeal Patient Protection Act
S. 196 Chuck Grassley, GOP, Iowa – A bill to to provide congressional staff gets to participate in Exchange.
S. 192 Jim DeMint, GOP, South Carolina – A bill to repeal health care.

I thought it might be interesting to see what Democrats did in their first 11 days after assuming control of the House in 2006. Well, lookee there. All sorts of interesting bills in those first days. Everything from gun show loophole closures (David Dreier's baby) to First Amendment protections, to small business assistance to alternative energy.

But for Republicans and their keepers, this Congress is all about sticking it to Obama. Nothing more, nothing less.

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