Posted: May 17, 2013 9:06 PM by MTN News
WASHINGTON D.C. - Just this week, the House of Representatives voted for the 37th time to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
According to a 2012 CBS News report, the U.S. House of Representatives has spent nearly $50 million attempting to repeal federal health reform. Last year, after the 33rd vote, CBS News calculated that lawmakers spent more than two weeks trying to overturn the major health care law.
While have some have characterized the votes as a waste of time, House Republicans, including Montana Congressman Steve Daines, say the law is a train wreck and the costs associated with implementing it continue to grow.
"Obamacare is a bad law, plain and simple. I was elected to represent the people of Montana and their voice in this Congress, and that's what I'm doing today. Montanans have spoken loud and clear they want this law repealed."
In total, 229 representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. However, the bill is not going anywhere with a Senate controlled by Democrats.