"Repeal" has been used a total of 145 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: When Republican leaders in Congress talk about the health care overhaul signed into law by President Obama, "repeal" is a word they often bring up — as in, they will push to repeal portions of the plan if they gain control of Congress again.

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Bill Brady (R)


  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (down 100% from last week)
  • Overall: 2 uses since Aug. 30

Joe Sestak (D)


  • Last 7 days: 1 uses (up 100% over last week)
  • Overall: 7 uses since Aug. 30



  • Last 7 days: 2 uses (down 60% from last week)
  • Overall: 58 uses since Aug. 30



  • Last 7 days: 2 uses (down 75% from last week)
  • Overall: 72 uses since Aug. 30

'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of "repeal", say, women who want abortions, or sick people who would lose their health care if he helped to repeal health-care reform.” (Philadelphia Daily News, 10/25/10) 

Philadelphia Inquirer - “Sestak has moderate, reasonable ideas for promoting clean energy and...

Joe Sestak , via RSS (October 30)

...bad idea. At a time when we should be encouraging job growth, Obamacare CUTS jobs. We must repeal and replace this bill.

Michele Bachmann, via Facebook (October 29)

...Getting What They Expected - Special interests are pouring in millions in secret donations to repeal Wall Street reform, to repeal health reform, and to go back to the same policies that led to this...

Tim Kaine (DNC), via Facebook (October 27)

...He Would Be “Inclined” To Support A Repeal Of The Policy. “Gov. Charlie Crist said Thursday he’d likely support repealing the policy that bars openly gay people from serving in the military -- reversing what he told reporters three...

Marco Rubio , via RSS (October 26)

...about Democrats’ victory over special interests to pass Wall Street Reform, but he also warned of Republican threats to repeal this law and the consequences it could have on our country’s economic future: ...

Organizing for America (Obama/Biden), via RSS (October 25)

...who rescinded that motion, said he would not sign such a law as governor and promises not to repeal the laws Quinn signed on humane animal treatment. We expect him to keep his word. Brady is firm...

Bill Brady, via RSS (October 24)

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