U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1, said on his Facebook page that he voted against the health care reform legislation two years ago and he did it again Wednesday with the U.S. House of Representative.
The vote was a 244-185 to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
"This massive, over-reaching law did not reduce the cost of health care in the last two years, and has and will continue to add hundreds of billions to the federal deficit if nothing changes," Wittman said. "The Supreme Court confirmed this law is a tax on middle class individuals, families, and small businesses – a tax we cannot afford."
He said the House's vote to repeal the bill is just the first step. However, it is unlikely the Senate is going to approve the repeal, making this vote moot.
"Health care is personal, and affects every American. Congress has the obligation to get this right," Wittman said.
. Fifty senators plus the vice president must vote to repeal the law, which Cuccinelli said is possible.