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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:42 PM

Article titleHouse leaders postpone vote on their health-care plan

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Source: The Washington Post

House leaders postpone vote on their health-care plan

By Mike DeBonis, Juliet Eilperin and David Weigel March 23 at 3:37 PM

House leaders postponed a vote Thursday on their plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system, as they struggled to meet demands of conservative lawmakers who said they could not support the bill.

Earlier Thursday, conservative House Republicans had rebuffed an offer by President Trump on Thursday to strip a key set of mandates from the nation’s current health-care law, raising doubts about whether House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) had the votes.

Trump met at the White House with the most conservative House Republicans, hoping to close a deal that would help ensure passage of the party’s health-care plan by shifting it even further to the right. But the session ended with no clear resolution, and some lawmakers said they needed more concessions before they would back the bill.

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), asked whether the White House had made its final negotiating offer, said that if that’s the case, “They’re not going to pass the bill.”

Talks continued, however, and White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he still anticipated a vote on the measure by day’s end. Asked whether there was an alternative plan to the current bill, Spicer replied: “No. it’s going to pass. So that’s it.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/gop-health-care-plan-hangs-in-balance-as-house-leaders-push-for-thursday-floor-vote/2017/03/23/6e8bf05a-0fbd-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.a29690a26cc0

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:49 PM

1. Oooohhh the Tangerine Goblin

has got to be seething.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 03:02 PM

2. Would they pass it in the middle of the night?

Pass it then leave town for the weekend to avoid any fallout? Nah, probably not , repubs are above that.

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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 03:11 PM

3. Locking...

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