skip to main content

S.Amdt. 667 (McConnell) to H.R. 1628: Of a perfecting nature.

Jul 28, 2017 at 1:24 a.m. ET. On the Amendment in the Senate.

This vote was on a partial or "skinny" repeal without replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA; aka Obamacare). It had been called the "skinny" plan because it was a pared-down proposal after several earlier and more comprehensive proposals were rejected.

The 8-page proposal would have primarily:

  • Eliminated the penalties associated with the individual and employer mandates to have/provide health insurance
  • Paused federal dollars from going to Planned Parenthood through Medicaid for one year and increasing funding to a community health center program instead

With the result of:

  • Reducing the federal deficit by $184 billion
  • Increasing the number of uninsured people by 16 million

(Source: CBO)

The vote was on an amendment to H.R. 1628, the House's health care proposal, which would have struck all of the text of the House's bill and replaced it with the Senate's plan instead.

The text of the proposal was made available to Senators at about 10pm, just hours before the vote. It was widely reported during the tense night hours that senators were intending to vote for the proposal even though they did not want it to become law in order to move the ball forward, with the expectation that the House would not accept the Senate's changes.

This vote was related to amendment S.Amdt. 667 (115th) (Mitch McConnell) to H.R. 1628 (115th). The title of the amendment is S.Amdt. 667 (McConnell) to H.R. 1628: Of a perfecting nature..


All Votes R D I
Yea 49%
Nay 51%

Amendment Rejected. Simple Majority Required. Source:

The Nay votes represented 57% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

Ideology Vote Chart

Republican - Yea Republican - Nay Democrat - Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.

What you can do

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?
Download as CSV

Statistically Notable Votes

Statistically notable votes are the votes that are most surprising, or least predictable, given how other members of each voter’s party voted and other factors.

All Votes