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24 Mar 2017

House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

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March 24, 2017 Category: Stateside Posted by:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote, according to Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong. Just a day earlier, Trump had demanded a House vote and said if the measure lost, he would move on to other issues:

Speaker Paul Ryan spoke on the failure of health care bill saying, “We came really close today, but we came up short.”

 

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