H.R. 6

The Morning Call (Sunday) - - STATE/REGION -

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

No: Meuser

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