This evening the House took up the first two hours of debating H.R. 2, a measure to repeal the health care law that President Obama signed in March 2010. Lawmakers are expected to finish all 7 hours of debate and take a final vote on Wednesday. The bill is expected to pass with Republicans in control of the House.
Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) saying there are no plans to debate this repeal legislation. President Obama has also stated he would veto the bill if it comes to his desk.
In spite of this opposition, House Republicans say they will try to find other ways to block the law. On Thursday, the House is expected to debate a measure instructing three House committees to create a substitute health care bill.