Republicans got some help from Democrats Wednesday in passing H.R. 4118, a bill that would postpone implementation of the new federal health insurance mandate tax penalty until 2015.
Members of the House voted 250-160 to send the “Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act” bill to the Senate.
All but one of the 224 Republicans who voted supported the bill.
Republicans in the House often have trouble getting many Democrats to vote for the bills they introduce, just as Democrats in the Senate now have a hard time attracting many Republican votes for the bills they bring to the floor there.
When the House voted on H.R. 4118, 27 of the 186 Democrats who voted backed the bill.