February 4, 2015 2:00 pm -

by Karolyn Roberts

[su_right_ad]Tuesday marked a milestone for the 114th Congress. The House voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in March 2010.

That’s not newsworthy by itself. But did you know it was the 56th time they have done that? If you look at the House schedule for the day of February 3, 2015, or watch the archived footage of the floor proceedings, you will see it takes nearly one day to conduct the debate and vote.

The House is in session an average of 135 days per year, and has voted 56 times in less than 5 years to repeal the ACA. That equates to more than 11 times per year. So roughly 11 days of every year (or just over 8%) are spent trying to repeal the ACA.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to House Has Spent 8% Of Its Time Trying To Repeal Obamacare

  1. Mike February 4th, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    You’ve got to wonder just how stupid the republicans really are. If they are able to repeal Ocare they will be left with millions of uninsured angry voters who would surely kick their butts out of office. Wouldn’t it be a bit more prudent to have an alternative in place before taking up the question of repeal?

    • K2 February 4th, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      Yes it would. But using logic is not practiced commonly in Congress.

  2. edmeyer_able February 4th, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Wish I was talented enough to put this in a pie chart, would be nice to send my Rep and the 2 “leaders” in congress when ever they tweet something.
    Guess I’ll have to settle for sending them this link

    • William February 4th, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      I’m not sure they would understand the link either. When it comes to explaining the ACA to the goober lobby, I think they can relate better to Cletus.

  3. tracey marie February 4th, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    the have stuck themselves on a platform of hate the President and no insurance for poor Americans.

    • rg9rts February 4th, 2015 at 5:30 pm


  4. William February 4th, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Lets here it for the “fiscally conservative” members of the House.

  5. rg9rts February 4th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    And Boner thinks the budget is laughable.

  6. tiredoftea February 4th, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    They have to do something! It’s not like there’s a war or anything going on. The economy is humming, our bridges and roads are top notch, race relations are at their best, ever! You go, Congress! I want you to stop that damned, socialist healthcare for the blue states.

  7. allison1050 February 5th, 2015 at 9:46 am

    So doesn’t this mean that they have spent over 75% raising money for their next campaign and vaca?