The 8 Republicans who voted against Trump’s anti-ObamaCare push

Eight House Republicans on Wednesday joined Democrats to vote in favor of a resolution decrying the Trump administration’s push to have the courts invalidate ObamaCare.

The measure passed in a 240-186 vote.

The group of eight GOP lawmakers, largely made up of centrist Republicans, opted to support the nonbinding measure led by freshman Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas) rebuking the Department of Justice’s recent announcement that it backs a district court’s ruling deeming the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional.

Here are the Republicans who crossed the aisle to vote against Trump.

Rep. Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickLawmakers introduce bill to create women’s history Smithsonian The Hill’s Morning Report — Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition — Trump rallies for second term on ‘promises kept’ Overnight Defense: House votes to condemn transgender military ban | 5 Republicans vote against ban | Senate bill would block Turkey getting F-35s over Russia deal MORE (Pa.)

Rep. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoThe Hill’s Morning Report — Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition — Trump rallies for second term on ‘promises kept’ Overnight Defense: House votes to condemn transgender military ban | 5 Republicans vote against ban | Senate bill would block Turkey getting F-35s over Russia deal Hillicon Valley — Presented by NCTA — HUD hits Facebook with discrimination charges | Agency also investigating Twitter, Google | Twitter may label Trump tweets that violate rules | Apple moves raise competition concerns MORE (N.Y.)

Rep. Tom ReedThomas (Tom) W. ReedJuan Williams: Trump allies warn of health care folly The Hill’s Morning Report — Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition — Trump rallies for second term on ‘promises kept’ Overnight Defense: House votes to condemn transgender military ban | 5 Republicans vote against ban | Senate bill would block Turkey getting F-35s over Russia deal MORE (N.Y.)

Rep. Denver RigglemanDenver RigglemanHouse condemns Trump’s latest anti-ObamaCare push Rep. Bobby Scott: Northam’s KKK-blackface yearbook photo ‘indefensible’ MORE (Va.)

Rep. Chris SmithChristopher (Chris) Henry SmithOn The Money: Trump Fed pick owes K to IRS, government claims | Dems seeking Trump financial info going back 10 years | GOP bill links paid parental leave to Social Security | Pentagon transfers B for wall House passes Paycheck Fairness Act The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority MORE (N.J.)

Rep. Pete StauberPeter (Pete) Allen StauberDemocrats, Trump battle over 75 ‘pivot’ counties in Midwest Lawmakers beat lobbyists at charity hockey game MORE (Minn.)

Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikEqual Pay Day — equality for all still comes with an asterisk Michelle Williams to highlight House Dems’ push for gender pay gap bill GOP on defensive over Dem votes on policies geared toward women MORE (N.Y.)

Rep. Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonHouse fails to override Trump veto on border wall Overnight Health Care: CDC pushes for expanding HIV testing, treatment | Dem group launches ads attacking Trump on Medicare, Medicaid cuts | Hospitals, insurers spar over surprise bills | O’Rourke under pressure from left on Medicare for all Dem group launches ads attacking Trump’s ‘hypocrisy on Medicare and Medicaid cuts’ MORE (Mich.)

Upton, who previously served as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, explained his vote by citing the lack of an alternative to former President Obama’s landmark health care legislation.

“Pulling the safety net out from under our fellow Americans by repealing Obamacare without a replacement plan ready to go on day one would be cruel and irresponsible,” he said in a statement to The Hill.

“There are a lot of problems with Obamacare, for sure,” he added. “That is why I have voted for responsible plans to repeal and replace it — but always with replacement plans that protect those with pre-existing conditions, kids in school, and Medicaid-expansion state recipients.”

Reed, a co-chairman of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, said he would like to see the administration put forward a replacement plan before the ACA is repealed.

“We must have a plan to reduce costs, ensure access and protect people with pre-existing conditions prior to taking a position on the Constitutionality of the ACA and potentially blowing up our healthcare system,” he told The Hill in a statement. “This is only fair for the people we all care about and represent.”

Other GOP lawmakers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

thehill.com/homenews/house/437234-the-8-republicans-who-voted-against-trumps-anti-obamacare-push

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