House GOP to force vote to nix healthcare reform mandate

House Republicans will look to force a vote Tuesday afternoon to repeal the individual mandate provisions within Democrats' healthcare bill. 

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, will offer a motion to recommit on a small-business tax cut bill this afternoon that would look to strike the provision from the Democrats' healthcare reform law. 

The vote comes as part of the GOP's "America Speaking Out" initiative, one of House Republicans' programs seeking online engagement with constituents. 

The resolution takes aim at one of the parts of President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats' signature legislation, the individual mandate. Republicans had often protested the measure within the healthcare bill, arguing that it would drive up costs for consumers and that it was possibly unconstitutional.


  Cross-posted from Blog Briefing Room.