The U.S. Senate has approved a measure that would repeal ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood, with members of Wisconsin’s delegation splitting their votes.
The Senate voted on both issues Thursday, which were included in a single bill that passed 52-47. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson voted in favor of both and Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin against.
Johnson said he supported the repeal because ObamaCare has completely failed to live up to its name, claiming “instead of the ‘Affordable Care Act’ making health care more affordable, the evidence shows that it has actually made health coverage more expensive.”
The bill still needs approval from the U.S. House, which passed a different version earlier this fall. The White House has already said President Obama will veto the final version, if it gets to his desk.