The House vote next week to repeal ObamaCare in full will include a critical difference this time: instructions for committees to develop a GOP healthcare reform alternative.

The announcement came as part of a February memo from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to Republicans outlining the next month's agenda. Absent from the list are contentious bills on abortion and immigration. [Read the memo below.]

Next week's ObamaCare vote will be the fourth stand-alone, full-scale repeal vote in the last four years. The vote will serve as an opportunity for the new House GOP freshmen who pledged to repeal the healthcare law to formally vote on it for the first time.

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The vote comes in addition to the nearly 60 other votes to otherwise undermine the 2010 healthcare law. But instructions for a formal GOP alternative would be a major step for the party since the law was enacted.

Two major items were notably missing from McCarthy's memo on when bills pulled from the floor in the last week would possibly return.

McCarthy did not offer any update on a measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, which was yanked last week following an outcry from GOP women and centrists over language regarding rape exceptions.

Moreover, McCarthy didn't elaborate on when a border security bill, which was supposed to get a vote this week, would hit the floor again. Leadership pulled the measure due, in part, to a truncated workweek caused by inclement weather, as well as a questionable whip count resulting from conservatives' skepticism.

McCarthy mentioned the unresolved debate over funding the Department of Homeland Security at the very end of the memo but didn't say what the next step will be. Funding expires Feb. 27.

"Finally, we hope that the Senate will send the House-passed Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill to the President. In the event the Senate passes something different than the House-passed bill, we will be discussing with the Conference the best way to continue to challenge the President’s unconstitutional amnesty," McCarthy wrote.

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The House will also hit President Obama's initial proposal to tax savings accounts for college, also known as 529 plans, as part of his budget. The proposal was ultimately pulled this week after lobbying from top Democrats. At the end of February, the House will vote on a bill authored by Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) to expand the use of 529 plans and prevent taxing the accounts.

McCarthy further announced votes on measures to make two tax breaks permanent for charitable giving and for Section 179, which allows businesses to write off certain expenses.

McCarthy also said the House plans to take up two regulatory process reform bills next week.

McCarthy memo