SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – "I wish them success," said a conciliatory outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after she handed over the gavel to incoming Speaker, John Boehner.
His idea of moving forward is repealing President Obama's healthcare reform.
An all- out repeal will be voted on January 12th - even if it passes the senate, it's likely to be vetoed by President Obama.
And that's why Republican Representative John Fleming got creative with his bill.
"It takes a billion dollars that's already appropriated for Obamacare, and it removes it, which will then slow if not stop the administration's implementation," said Representative Fleming.
To get his dying on the vine legislation passed, Representative Fleming could see it attached to another bill in a compromise.
But democrats vow to fight.
"The fact of the matter is, we are not going to repeal healthcare reform it, is not going to happen," said Representative Rosa De Lauro, a democrat from Connecticut.
Legislators are expected to meet tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss new proposed legislation like Representative Fleming's H.R. 38. In that meeting they could also see more legislation just Representative Fleming's, aimed at dismantling Obama's healthcare reform.
"Which will be possible because when you have 60 percent of Americans which are against this bill and want it repealed anyway, there are these are just going to build that momentum," said Representative Fleming.
Democratic Senators have sent Speaker Boehner a letter indicating that any repeal legislation would be blocked.
Fleming says if his bill passes, the money choked off from the healthcare reform would be used to pay down the national debt, and reduce deficit spending.