McConnell to fast-track ObamaCare tax repeal
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump has talked to associates about forming new political party: report McConnell, Schumer fail to cut power-sharing deal amid filibuster snag McConnell keeps GOP guessing on Trump impeachment MORE (R-Ky.) is readying the Senate to take up a repeal of the ObamaCare tax on medical devices. 

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The Republican leader started the fast-track process Monday evening on a House-passed bill, which will allow the legislation to skip the committee process and instead go directly to the Senate floor.
 
The House approved the bill last week by a 280-140 vote, with 46 Democrats voting in favor of the repeal. 
 
Democrats in the Senate, including Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate Democrats call on Biden to immediately invoke Defense Production Act Senate Democrats make democracy reform first bill of new majority Google completes Fitbit acquisition MORE (Minn.), have previously supported repealing the tax in recent years. The bill, however, faces a likely veto threat because does not replace the $25 billion in funding for  ObamaCare over the next decade.
 
separate Senate bill to repeal the tax, introduced by Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchMellman: What happened after Ginsburg? Bottom line Bottom line MORE (R-Utah) earlier this year, has the support of 36 senators, including five Democrats: Sens. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyBiden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Harris walks fine line on Barrett as election nears The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by JobsOhio - Showdown: Trump-Biden debate likely to be nasty MORE (Ind.), Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenHarrison seen as front-runner to take over DNC at crucial moment The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump, Biden clash over transition holdup, pandemic plans The Hill's Morning Report - Fearing defeat, Trump claims 'illegal' ballots MORE (Minn.), Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyDemocrats looking to speed through Senate impeachment trial Capitol Police officer hailed as hero for drawing rioters away from Senate chamber Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect MORE (Pa.), Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenBipartisan group of senators: The election is over Seven Senate races to watch in 2022 How Congress dismissed women's empowerment MORE (N.H.), and Klobuchar.