Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

House to Vote Next Week on Byrne Bill to Repeal ObamaCare


Jan 29, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) announced today that his legislation to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety will be voted on in the full House of Representatives next week.

H.R. 596 repeals ObamaCare in its entirety and calls on the relevant House committees to submit legislation within each committee’s jurisdiction to find new solutions to health care based on twelve guiding principles.

Byrne pointed out that getting a vote on his repeal legislation is considered a major accomplishment for the Alabama lawmaker in only his first full term in the House.

Byrne said: “I am very pleased the House will vote next week on a bill to repeal ObamaCare, and I am especially pleased it is my legislation. In addition to repealing the law which is making life harder for so many Americans, the bill instructs the relevant Committees in the House to come forward with an alternative, patient-centered solution to help fix our health care system.

“This vote is notable because it will be the first time since Republicans have taken control of the Senate that the House will act on a bill to repeal ObamaCare. Senator Harry Reid can no longer stand in the way of allowing a vote on repealing this law once and for all.

“This also marks the first time the House has voted to repeal the failed law since it has been fully implemented. This year hardworking taxpayers are fully realizing just how many different areas this law touches ranging from new tax requirements and penalties to higher deductibles to canceled plans.

“This is an issue I have heard about almost every day since I first ran for Congress two years ago, and I am proud to be able to champion this important legislation.  I thank the leadership in the House for bringing this legislation up for a vote, and I urge my colleagues to join me in bringing real relief to American families and small businesses.”