1. Pass repeal legislation.
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Republicans vowed to repeal the healthcare law during their 2010 campaigns, and in mid-January, those in the House delivered, passing a bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 245 to 189. But apart from keeping part of the GOP’s “Pledge to America,” Republican lawmakers accomplished little with the repeal legislation. Senate Republicans used procedural tactics to force Democrats to vote on the repeal bill on Feb. 2, but came up short, as 51 senators voted against repeal. After failing in the Senate, it's unlikely that the House-passed bill for full repeal will see a revival, especially not with President Obama wielding the veto pen.