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Steve Daines Explains Vote to Repeal Affordable Care Act, Talks About Twitter


On May 16, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for the 37th time to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

While explaining his vote in favor of repeal, Montana Representative Steve Daines described the results of a survey he’s been conducting this month.

“I sent an online survey out to my constituents with one simple question ‘do you support efforts to repeal Obamacare,’” Daines said. “Thousands of Montanan’s responded and by a three to one margin they made it clear that Obamacare needs to be repealed.”

Daines closed by saying, “Obamacare is a bad law—plain and simple. I was elected to serve the people of Montana and represent their voice in Congress. And that’s what I’m doing today. Montanans have spoken loud and clear—they want this law repealed and that’s why I will vote to repeal it.”

Daines spent the rest of his floor time talking about the social media network Twitter and a political debate taking place under the hash tag #ObamaCareInThreeWords.

“While Americans are saying things like ‘job crushing mandates’ and ‘premiums are skyrocketing,’ one hour ago, the White House tweeted back and said this: ‘Because. It’s. Law.’ Well, I have three words for the White House: ‘Arrogance. Of. Power,’” Daines said.

The final vote for repeal was 229 to 195, splitting along party lines in the same way the past 36 votes have gone. This time, two democrats, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina  and Jim Matheson of Utah, also voted for repeal.

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