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Friday, May 19, 2017

House May Be Forced to Vote Again on GOP's Obamacare Repeal Bill

House Republicans barely managed to pass their Obamacare repeal bill earlier this month, and they now face the possibility of having to vote again on their controversial health measure.

House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn’t yet sent the bill to the Senate because there’s a chance that parts of it may need to be redone, depending on how the Congressional Budget Office estimates its effects. House leaders want to make sure the bill conforms with Senate rules for reconciliation, a mechanism that allows Senate Republicans to pass the bill with a simple majority.

Republicans had rushed to vote on the health bill so the Senate could get a quick start on it, even before the CBO had finished analyzing a series of last-minute changes. The CBO is expected to release an updated estimate next week.

"Unaware," said Representative Jeff Denham of California, with noticeable surprise Thursday, when advised that his party leaders still hadn’t sent the bill over to the Senate. Denham was one of the House Republicans who ended up voting for the measure, after earlier in the week opposing it.

"I am on the whip team and we have a lot of conversations, but we have not had that one. So I am going to look into it," said Denham, a member of the party’s vote-counting team.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ryan is a a$$ and needs to go....now!!

Anonymous said...

The Republican Establishment is just as bad as the Democrats, when are you peeps gonna learn this? You have to vote in new people, preferably people who aren't professional politicians. Stop allowing Media to do your thinking for you. DO your own frigging homework and stop depending on everyone else to make up your minds. You. Have. No. One. To. Blame. But. Yourselves!

Anonymous said...

Trump is doing fantastic. I'm very happy I voted for him... and your welcome he won.

Anonymous said...

Ah but 109 you mistake me for not being on Trump's side. I'm all in for Trump. The GOPe along with the Liberals can burn in Hell for all I care. Wish they would sooner than later. Trump is heads and shoulders above all of them put together and times a thousand. Next to Trump they're mere amateurs. Ignorants.

Anonymous said...

Just let Obama Careless care Tank ....then the Damn Dems
will come around Beggggging !!!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry buddy I jumped the gun.

Anonymous said...

This is another example of the rogue / establishment / career Republicans are destroying the Republican party. Trump can do all he wants but these are his problem more than DumbocRATs.

Anonymous said...

Let Obama (No - Care ) Crash and Burn !!!!!!!!!!

Let All who Dumb enough to want to Keep it > Keep It !!!

But > They can pay for it > Not the rest of us !!!!!!!