kunc-header-1440x90.png
NPR for Northern Colorado
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Obama Puts Veto Threat In Writing For Bill To Repeal Health Overhaul

As the Republican-controlled House prepares to begin debate Friday morning of a bill that would repeal health overhaul, the administration has thrown down the gauntlet.

Thursday night the Obama administration put out a four-paragraph statement against H.R. 2, aka "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act." You can skip to the last sentence, underlined so you won't miss it:

If the President were presented with H.R. 2, he would veto it.

Now, it's probably not going to come to a veto. Even if the House moves ahead with a test vote today and passes the measure as soon as next week, there's still a Democratic majority in the Senate to stop it.

Because we don't come across these every day, though, here's the statement in its entirety.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Scott Hensley edits stories about health, biomedical research and pharmaceuticals for NPR's Science desk. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has led the desk's reporting on the development of vaccines against the coronavirus.