"As I, Leader Cantor, Whip McCarthy and other leaders have made clear in recent days, the House will act in the coming weeks on legislation to repeal any part of ObamaCare that is left standing by the Supreme Court," House Speaker John Boehner wrote in a memo to House Republicans sent on Thursday.
Hoyer, who was briefing reporters on House Democrats' campaign outlook, struck an optimistic tone, citing recent polling showing the president performing well against Mitt Romney and Democrats winning generic ballot tests. When asked about the Social Security and Medicare themes that resonated in Arizona's recent 8th District Special election won by Democrat Ron Barber, Hoyer said Democrats would go on offense with the issues again in the fall.
"The Barber election was focused on that and was successful. And I think we will be using that," Hoyer said.
House Democrats need to net 25 seats in the fall to take back control of the lower chamber.