On Friday, the House Freedom Caucus put forth a petition to vote on a clean repeal of Obamacare during a pro forma session.
House Freedom Caucus spokeswoman Alyssa Farah reported to the Washington Examiner, “This is an effort by House conservatives to force a vote on the bill most already supported before, but also to get members on the record for or against clean repeal.”
Last month, efforts to repeal Obamacare failed in the Senate although Republicans largely supported a similar bill in 2015.
Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) announced that Republicans need to uphold their “promise to the American people and repeal Obamacare and replace it with a policy that works for American families.”
Furthermore, Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker (R-N.C) announced that he supports the petition.
“Republicans already sent this bill to the president in 2016, and should do it again. The only thing that changed since then is that with Donald Trump as president, this bill would actually be signed into law,” Walker stated. “This repeal should be the bare minimum Republicans pass on Obamacare as it fulfills the promise we all made to repeal Obamacare. I look forward to signing this petition on the House Floor when we return from recess.”
The petition now requires 218 signatures to pass a simple majority and make in onto the House floor.
So far, the petition has been signed by Freedom Caucus members Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Tom Garrett (R-Va.), and Scott Perry (R-Pa.).
First reported by The Blaze.