House defense of 2010 health law
The House on Wednesday voted, 235 for and 192 against, to intervene in the defense of the Affordable Care Act in Texas v. United States. In that case, a federal judge held that the law became unconstitutional when Congress, in December 2017, repealed its individual-mandate tax penalty on those who fail to obtain health insurance. This invalidated the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that upheld the health law because of its roots in Congress's taxing power, according to Judge Reed O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas. He stayed his decision while the case works its way through an appeals process expected to end at the Supreme Court. The vote adopted H Res 6. A yes vote backed House intervention in Texas v. United States.
Yes: Fitzpatrick, Dean, Houlahan, Wild, Cartwright