Vote to repeal part of healthcare reform law set for next week

The House Rules Committee on Tuesday approved instructions for consideration of a bill to repeal the health law's long-term-care CLASS Act, setting up a vote on the House floor next week.

The repeal bill isn't expected to pass in the Senate but Republicans hope to use it to paint Democrats as fiscal misfits who refuse to discard a program that the Obama administration itself has said is unworkable. The bill cleared the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce panels largely along party lines.

The rule, adopted by voice vote, allows for three hours of debate on amendments. Members have until the end of the day Tuesday to file their amendments.