Reid blocks GOP amendment to repeal Affordable Care Act

Reid said Republicans aren’t taking the "insourcing" bill seriously based on the amendments they’ve offered.

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“The only amendments I’ve seen are three in number — the Republicans have suggested to do away with the Affordable Care Act, to re-establish the Bush tax cuts and the Hatch tax measure,” Reid said. “Those have absolutely nothing to do with outsourcing.”

Reid said unless Republicans get serious, he’s “very doubtful” that they will be able to offer amendments.

McConnell said Republicans would take that into consideration when voting to end debate on S. 3364.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s (D-Mich.) bill would end tax breaks to companies that move jobs overseas and give a tax incentive to companies bringing jobs back to the United States.

The GOP had offered a repeal of ObamaCare earlier this month, as part of the small-business bill, as well.

McConnell has said he would keep fighting for a healthcare repeal vote before the August break.