Mick Mulvaney is already busy on Capitol Hill. In just a week, he has been named chair of a small business subcommittee. He says for the new class of GOP lawmakers, their work quickly turned to undoing the recent Democrat-led health care act.
He says the vote to repeal the health care law is not a symbolic one, even though the action is likely to dead-end in the Senate.
Is that pie in the sky? Probably. Probably not going to happen. But certainly when the House of Representatives just got elected, gets together and then on a bi-partisan basis votes to repeal healthcare and it goes over to the Senate, the Senate can’t just say well it’s just a symbolic gesture. The House of Representatives of the United States has just said, “Listen, the American people want us to repeal this bill. Now, Senate, you tell us why that’s not a good idea.”
Mulvaney says that there are other measures they will take to weaken the health care law:
Right after this bill you are going to start to see several bills that seek to defund Obamacare, to limit it’s application, to try and put off as much of it as possible. The 10-99 provisions, for example is already a bill introduced that would get rid of those requirements on businesses. There’s huge parts about defunding the IRS and so forth – it doesn’t allow them to implement the bill. So, it’s real. It’s not just symbolism. It’s going to be a priority for this Congress.
The new 5th District congressman spoke last week to affiliate WVOC’s Keven Cohen.