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Still short of support, House won't vote on revised GOP healthcare bill this week

Still short of support, House won't vote on revised GOP healthcare bill this week

The House won't vote on Republican legislation that would scuttle much of President Obama's healthcare law until at least next week, a GOP leader said late Thursday. The decision deals a setback to the White House, which has pressured congressional Republicans to pass the bill by Saturday, President Trump's 100th day in office.

“As soon as we have the votes, we'll vote on it,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) told reporters after leaving a meeting of the House GOP leadership that lasted nearly two hours. He said the vote would not occur Friday or Saturday.

White House and Republican leaders had labored all day to wring votes out of resistant moderate GOP...

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