John Boehner

House Republicans say their goal is to repeal President Obama’s health care law, not to present an alternative plan.

“I don’t think it’s a matter of what we put on the floor right now,” said Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, who heads the party’s campaign committee. He added that what is important is “trying to delay Obamacare.”

His remarks are in response to criticism that the Republican-led House have voted more than three dozen times over the past several years to repeal the law in part or in whole.

On the larger question about the recent success of Congress, House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday it “ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal” not “by how many new laws we create.”