House to Return to Health Care Repeal Tuesday

Posted January 13, 2011 at 12:24pm

House Republicans will resume their efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law Tuesday, a spokesman for Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) said.

Cantor announced he would postpone a vote on the repeal initially scheduled for Wednesday after Saturday’s assassination attempt of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

But after a week of often emotional remembrances for the victims of the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., the GOP has decided to return to its legislative schedule.

“As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end, we will resume thoughtful consideration of the health care bill next week,” Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring said Thursday.

“Americans have legitimate concerns about the cost of the new health care law and its effects on the ability to grow jobs in our country. It is our expectation that the debate will continue to focus on those substantive policy differences,” Dayspring added.

A detailed floor schedule of the debate is expected to be released Friday.