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McConnell to fast-track ObamaCare tax repeal

Greg Nash

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is readying the Senate to take up a repeal of the ObamaCare tax on medical devices. 

{mosads}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 Klobuchar (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 Hatch (R-Utah) earlier this year, has the support of 36 senators, including five Democrats: Sens. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Al Franken (Minn.), Bob Casey (Pa.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), and Klobuchar.
Tags Al Franken Amy Klobuchar Bob Casey Jeanne Shaheen Joe Donnelly Mitch McConnell Orrin Hatch

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