When it comes to the GOP's efforts to defund Obamacare, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) appears to have let his thoughts be known directly to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
According to tweets from various reporters on scene Thursday, Reid said he told Boehner the health care law push is a waste of time.
Harry Reid says he told Boehner today that attaching Obamacare to the CR or debt limit is "a waste of your time."
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 12, 2013
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced Tuesday that Republicans would seek a one-year delay on Obamacare in exchange for a raise of the debt ceiling. By Wednesday, a vote was put on hold, as opposition mounted from conservatives demanding a tougher plan for defunding the Affordable Care Act, Reuters reported.
On Thursday, the House also passed a bill banning Obamacare subsidies. This marked the 41st time Republicans voted on repealing, defunding or altering the health care law.