McCain calls for health care repeal vote

McCain calls for health care repeal vote

CREATED Jun 30, 2011

Web producer: Sheryl Kornman

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are pushing majority Democrats to allow a health care repeal vote even if they expect to be on the losing side.

Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday morning, Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican,  said:

"We need to have a vote on it because we promised the people we would."

Republicans took control of the House after November's elections and last week voted, as promised, to repeal the health care law.

Three Democrats joined all Republicans in the 245-189 vote to scrap the law. But the numbers are different in the Senate, where Democrats still hold a majority.

Majority Leader Harry Reid controls the Senate agenda, and he's said he won't put a health care repeal bill to a vote.  But on "Fox News Sunday," Republican leader Mitch McConnell
promised a repeal vote will take place.

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