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Still short on healthcare votes - Republican whip team member
March 24, 2017 / 3:45 PM / 9 months ago

Still short on healthcare votes - Republican whip team member

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A member of the House Republican team trying to win support to pass a bill dismantling Obamacare said on Friday the “next few votes” needed would be the toughest to secure.

The U.S. Capitol building is seen as the U.S. House of Representatives prepare for a planned vote on the American Health Care Act, promoted by House Republicans and the Trump administration to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act act known as Obamacare, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

“The next few votes that we need to get are going to be the toughest,” Representative Rodney Davis told MSNBC.

Asked if Republican leaders might pull the bill if they do not get enough votes for passage, Davis said: “That’s not something that we’re discussing right now. We fully intend to have that vote today and we fully intend to make sure that vote passes.”

Reporting by Timothy Ahmann; Editing by Susan Heavey

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