Jordan says he’ll gather signatures for clean Obamacare-repeal vote
Rep. Jim Jordan is pushing a clean Obamacare repeal bill in the House in an end-run move around leadership.
“It’s the same exact legislation we passed 18 months ago — we all voted for, the Senate voted for. We want to bring this to the floor. Our leadership won’t do that. So the only way to go around them is to start what’s called a discharge petition,” Mr. Jordan, Ohio Republican and a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said on Fox News.
Mr. Jordan said he will gather signatures for the petition, and when he gets the required number, he’ll call for a vote.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan “says there aren’t the votes there, but saying they’re aren’t the votes there and actually calling to question are actually two different things,” Mr. Jordan said.
Part of his motivation in making this legislative move is to prove the House can follow through on its promise of repealing Obamacare.