House to vote on resolution condemning Trump admin over ObamaCare repeal efforts

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Democrats get to the hard part Biden discusses agenda with Schumer, Pelosi ahead of pivotal week Stefanik in ad says Democrats want 'permanent election insurrection' MORE (D-Calif.) announced Friday that the House will vote on a resolution next week condemning the Trump administration’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“This week, the Trump Administration decided not only to try to destroy protections for Americans living with pre-existing conditions, but to declare all-out war on the health care of hard-working families across the country," Pelosi wrote in a statement.


"The American people deserve to see exactly where their representatives stand on the Trump Administration’s vicious campaign to take away their health care,” she continued. “We will continue to fight relentlessly to protect people with pre-existing conditions and lower health costs for American families, not take health care away.”

The resolution, according to Pelosi's statement, is led by Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas).

Pelosi, who served as Speaker when the ACA was first signed into law, said in November that she hoped to retake the Speaker’s gavel to defend the Obama-era health care law.

“I’m staying as Speaker to protect the Affordable Care Act. That’s my main issue, because I think that's, again, about the health and financial health of the America’s families,” Pelosi said at the time. 

Democrats have seized on the Department of Justice’s surprise move Monday to side with a district court’s ruling that found the entire ACA unconstitutional. The move marked a reversal from the administration’s past stance that only ObamaCare’s pre-existing protections should be struck down. 

Presidential and congressional candidates with their sights set on 2020 are likely to highlight Republican opposition to the ACA after some who employed a similar strategy in the 2018 cycle were successful in their campaigns.