Freedom Caucus member tries to force ObamaCare repeal vote

Freedom Caucus member tries to force ObamaCare repeal vote

Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksCoulter slams Trump as 'lazy and incompetent,’ says he could face primary challenger Dems press Pentagon officials to explain why troops are still at border House Republicans call for moving State of the Union to Senate chamber MORE (R-Ala.), a conservative member of the House Freedom Caucus, said Tuesday that he plans to file a discharge petition in an effort to force a vote on full repeal of ObamaCare.

Brooks has introduced a two-page bill to repeal the entire law, a measure that has no real path to passage given opposition from moderate Republicans and an inability to get through a filibuster in the Senate.

But Brooks says he wants to put members on record on where they stand by using the petition, which could force a vote if it gets signatures from a majority of House lawmakers.


"We will find out who is truly for repeal of ObamaCare and who is not," Brooks said.

Meanwhile, some GOP lawmakers expressed hope Tuesday at a House GOP conference meeting that repeal is not dead and they could revisit the issue.

President Trump, however, has said he is moving on to tax reform.