Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is hoping to push every Senate staffer into ObamaCare’s exchanges using Republican conference rules.
As the GOP side meets for elections Thursday morning, Vitter is proposing two resolutions that aim to stop senators from designating their staff in a way that leaves them off the marketplaces.
The proposal would require all Republican senators to call their staff “official office” for the purposes of health insurance, requiring them to be on the exchanges.
The Louisiana Republican also wants to challenge Democrats to adopt the same language under a separate resolution.
A provision in the healthcare law authored by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) requires congressional staff to obtain health insurance through the exchanges.