Jor­dan says he’ll gather sig­na­tures for clean Oba­macare-re­peal vote

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Sally Per­sons

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.

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