House Leadership Aiming For Floor Vote On Obamacare Repeal Bill Next Thursday

Susan Walsh

Even as major intra-party disagreements about House Obamacare replacement legislation continue, GOP leadership is aiming to bring the controversial bill, the American Health Care Act, up for a floor vote next Thursday, Politico reported based on two senior GOP sources.

The move comes as GOP leaders put on the full-court press to get defecting members on board, which included a highly visible meeting between President Donald Trump and about a dozen House members at the White House Friday morning.

Before it goes to the House floor, the legislation will be subjected to one more committee mark-up, in the House Rules Committee, where amendments to the bill are expected to be brought up. House leadership and the White House are working on a so-called manager's amendment that they hope can straddle the different objections that Republican hardliners and the more moderate members have to the legislation in its current form.

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Tierney Sneed is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked for U.S. News and World Report. She grew up in Florida and attended Georgetown University.
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