New Congress sets its eyes on oversight
January 2nd, 2011
10:36 AM ET
12 years ago

New Congress sets its eyes on oversight

Washington (CNN) - The new Republican-majority House will vote on repealing or changing last year's health care overhaul before the State of the Union address, Rep. Fred Upton, incoming chairman of the energy and commerce committee, said on "Fox News Sunday."

Upton, a Michigan Republican, said that his party had 242 votes in favor of repeal, and that "there will be a significant number of Democrats who will join us."


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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Looks like the republican majority in the house will be over in 2012. How is it possible that republicans are so out of touch with reality? Remember the republicans saying that jobs are the number one priority? It appears that was another right wingnut lie. Tax cuts for the wealthy did not create jobs. Clinton created 22 million jobs, Jimmy Carter 12 million jobs in one term, and in two terms, the republicans and Bush ended up with a net gain of 1 million jobs, after losing 8 million in his last three years.

    January 2, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Hey Boner! What is the republican plan to create jobs? I'll give you a hint: Tax cuts for the wealthy is not the answer.

    January 2, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  3. vic nashville tn

    2009 we saw the town hall meeting opposing health care bill this year we will see same town hall meeting protesting against repel health care
    Next 2 years they can’t repel it that every one knows waste of time

    Please focus on creating jobs

    Happy new year

    January 2, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  4. GI Joe

    Where are the jobs? the tax cuts have been in place almost 10 years now - where are the jobs? OH – that's right, India, China, other places overseas got the tax cut jobs. Why do republicans hate the U.S.?

    January 2, 2011 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |