Boehner: Republicans ‘Committed to Repealing the Health Care Law’ If They Take Back House

By Nicholas Ballasy | May 25, 2010 | 2:16 PM EDT

House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio speaks t a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, March 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

( - House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that the House Republican leadership is “committed to repealing the health care law” if Republicans win a majority in the House in the November elections. 

Boehner's remarks were made at a press conference announcing the launch of the House Republicans' new Web site,, where citizens can submit ideas for congressional Republicans to consider making part of their agenda. 

At the press conference, asked the Republican leaders: "If the GOP does take back the majority, are they committed, are you all committed to pushing for the health care law to be repealed?”

Boehner said, “We are committed to repealing the health care law and replacing it with common sense reforms that will lower the cost of health insurance and help save American jobs.”
The House minority leader was joined at the press conference by House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va), House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), and Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.).
Currently, the Democrats hold a majority of 256 seats in the House of Representatives, while Republicans hold 178 seats--a margin of 78 seats. In the Senate, there are 57 Democrats, 2 Independents who caucus with the Democrats, and 41 Republicans.