One more card was just removed from the giant house of cards that is Obamacare. #medicaldevicetax—
Senate Budget GOP (@BudgetGOP) March 22, 2013
We guess the “severe conservatives” among the Senate Democrats and Republicans didn’t get @BarackObama’s memo reminding them of the futility of trying to roll back progress. The Supreme Court may have upheld Obamacare, but the court doesn’t control the purse strings.
Senate votes 79-20 in favor of repealing the medical device tax imposed by the Obamacare law. But will O sign it?—
Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) March 22, 2013
So glad amendment on medical device tax repeal I cosponsored passed on the budget resolution 79-20. We have to repeal this job killing tax!—
Kelly Ayotte (@KellyAyotte) March 22, 2013
Yes, most of us are still finding out to our shock and surprise what’s in the Affordable Care Act, but in a non-binding resolution tonight, the Senate voted 79-20 in favor of repealing Obamacare’s medical device tax, which was calculated to raise $20 billion over the next 10 years to (help) fund it.
The 2.3% Medical device tax went into effect in January; it's estimated that it brings in $20 billion over 10 years—
Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) March 22, 2013
Context: Budget amendment to repeal medical device tax is important b/c it's political marker that is way to defund the Affordable Care Act—
Nancy Cook (@nancook) March 22, 2013
The Senate vote on medical device tax is non-binding but appropriation rider forbidding IRS collection or enforcement would be.—
Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) March 22, 2013
Senate votes 79-20 to repeal Obamacare's $30 billion medical device tax. Should pass the House in a heartbeat. Big win for the industry.—
Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) March 22, 2013
OK, it's non-binding but this huge vote to repeal medical device tax — a funding mechanism for ObamaCare — has to be a WH embarassment—
Jonathan Weisman (@jonathanweisman) March 22, 2013
Dems only passed absurd medical device tax in the 1st place so they could pretend Obamacare was "paid for." No need for that charade anymore—
Starz and Strypz (@StarzandStrypz) March 22, 2013
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Update: More senators are beginning to weigh in on the vote.
Co-sponsored amndt to repeal the medical device tax, which just passed with strong bipartisan support. Shldn't punish American innovators.—
Rob Portman (@robportman) March 22, 2013