Republicans began the 112th Congress on Wednesday with an agenda to repeal health care reform legislation that was signed into law by President Obama in March 2010. President Obama and Congressional Democrats are fighting back to protect health care reform.
President Obama's grassroots team, Organizing for America (OFA), stated on their blog on Wednesday that Republicans want to turn progress made on health care reform into a partisan fight.
Because of their wins in the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans have a majority in the House but not the Senate. It is unlikely that any effort to undo health care reform will be successful in Congress, because Republicans do not have a majority in both houses of Congress. Even if Republicans were successful in repealing health care reform, President Obama would surely veto it.
That isn't stopping Republicans from engaging in political theatre to try to repeal health care reform.
Republican Representative Darrell Issa, the new chair of the House Oversight Committee, is attempting to use his position to repeal health care reform. Darrell Issa represents California's 49th District, located south of Los Angeles,
On Friday morning Organizing for America sent out an email to volunteers stating that OFA's efforts to fight repeal will include donations from private citizens, phone calls, and letters in newspapers across the U.S.
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