Randy Hultgren

Illinois' 7 GOP congressmen vote for Obamacare repeal, state's 11 Democrats vote no

Illinois' 7 GOP congressmen vote for Obamacare repeal, state's 11 Democrats vote no

All seven Republican congressmen from Illinois on Thursday voted for their party's historic bill that seeks to dismantle key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including two suburban lawmakers who've faced protests on the issue back home.

While the details of the measure are sure to change when the Senate tackles health care, the political symbolism of the House vote was significant.

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton said his vote "responsibly repeals and replaces Obamacare," even as a pair of potential Democratic challengers next year assailed his position as taking away health coverage from millions.

Rep. Randy Hultgren of Plano emphasized that the bill...

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