Several Republicans voting against Obamacare repeal


A newly released analysis indicates a total of 39 Republicans voted at least one time thus far in 2017 against repealing Obamacare provisions.

Most of these Republicans hail from liberal or swing states. A prime example is Republican representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida.

Ros-Lehtinen has been a vocal opponent of the GOP’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. She also operates in a district that voted for Hillary Clinton by a 20% margin.

In total, Ros-Lehtinen has voted against repealing eight Obama-era regulations. This is more than any other Republican in the House, with Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) and Chris Smith (N.J.) coming in as close seconds with five anti-repeal votes each.

Below is a breakdown, courtesy of The Hill, showcasing all Republican lawmakers that have, at some point, positioned against repeals on Obamacare:

Reps. David Reichert (Wash.) and Frank LoBiondo (N.J.) have each voted to keep four Obama rules.

Five other GOP lawmakers — Reps. John Faso (N.Y.), Mark Sanford (S.C.), Pete King (N.Y.), Daniel Donovan (N.Y.), Walter Jones (N.C.) — have voted to protect at least three regulations.

And four Republican members — Reps. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Patrick Meehan (Pa.), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.) — each voted against two CRAs scrapping Obama rules.

In the Senate, Collins voted to keep two regulations, one aimed at protecting streams and another aimed at protecting funding for abortion providers.

Three other GOP senators — Murkowski, Rob Portman (Ohio), and Bob Corker (Tenn.) — have voted to protect one Obama-era regulation.

Twenty-one House Republicans have voted against one of the regulatory resolutions.

H/T: The Hill

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