Md. lawmakers split on health care law repeal

Maryland's delegation predictably split along party lines over the House of Representatives' latest effort Wednesday to repeal President

Barack Obama

's national health care law -- with two state


backing the repeal and six


opposing it.

The GOP-led House approved the repeal measure -- the first since the Supreme Court upheld the law's most controversial provision last month -- and Republicans managed to swing two more Democrats to their side. But the effort to undo the

Affordable Care Act

remains doomed in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

The House voted 244-185 to repeal the law, which has remained unpopular in polling even though its most significant provisions do not take effect until 2014. The latest House repeal vote was prompted by a June 28 Supreme Court ruling that upheld a federal requirement that all Americans have some form of health insurance or pay a tax.

Voting to repeal the law:


1st District, Rep. Andy Harris, Republican6th District, Rep.Roscoe G. Bartlett, Republican

Voting to retain the law:

2nd District, Rep. CA

Dutch Ruppersberger

, Democrat

3rd District,

Rep. John Sarbanes

, Democrat

4th District, Rep.

Donna Edwards

, Democrat

5th District,

Rep. Steny Hoyer

, Democrat

7th District, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democrat

8th District, Rep.

Chris Van Hollen

, Democrat

The full roll call is availabe from the House Clerk