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Coats: Try Repeal, Then 'Move On'

Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 07:18 AM

 

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INDIANAPOLIS — Former Republican Sen. Dan Coats said GOP leaders should try to repeal President Barack Obama's signature health care law. And if the GOP lacks the votes to override the president's expected veto, then Republicans should instead turn to "things that we can achieve."

Coats, seeking to return to the Senate and running against Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he understands Republicans will be hard-pressed to muster enough votes to override an expected Obama veto. But the 18-year veteran of Congress says Republicans should take a shot and if they fall short, set the stage for the next president.

"We have to make the attempt to repeal it so that we have the opportunity to start over," Coats said after touring an Indianapolis shipping business. "If that attempt fails, then we have to make an attempt to reform it, or reconstruct it and try to take out the egregious parts and put in some more effective solutions because we do have a health care cost issue."


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