Committee Sends Nullification Bill To Full House
A bill that would declare president Obama’s health care law “null and void” in Idaho is headed to the full house. The Senate state affairs committee passed the bill this morning. The Committee voted 14-5 for the measure. The bill’s passage would make Idaho the first state in the union to nullify the 2009 overhaul. All fifteen of the bill’s supporters were Republicans. According to the Idaho Statesman, the majority joined with residents who invoked the spirit of Lewis and Clark, Patrick Henry and the Bible’s Solomon during two days of hearings to urge them to pass this 18th century doctrine to defend Idaho’s sovereignty and stand against the federal government’s encroachment. Only one republican lawmaker, Representative Eric Anderson, joined four Democrats against the bill.