The House passed a bill to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from implementing or enforcing the Affordable Care Act before heading home for Congress’s August recess, but the legislation has little chance of advancing in the Senate.
The bill, known as the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act, passed by a vote of 232 to 185 on a mostly party line vote, with four Democrats joining Republicans to approve the measure. It was one of a number of bills introduced by House Republicans in recent weeks penalizing the IRS for recent scandals and the 40th bill aimed at repealing or gutting the Affordable Care Act.
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