White House Says they Are Working to Change Obamacare Replacement Bill

White House Says they Are Working to Change Obamacare Replacement Bill

The White House said Tuesday that they are working with leadership in the House of Representatives on changes to the Obamacare repeal bill in the form of a “manager’s amendment,” which could change the bill before it is up for a vote in the House.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that the White House was working with GOP leaders ahead of a possible floor vote.

“As we have noted multiple times from the podium, when people have ideas that are constructive or supportive, or ones we’ve heard about from different members we’ve engaged with … we’ve always stated a willingness,” he said at his daily White House Press Briefing.

“All of that is part of a comprehensive strategy to engage with members who support us, who have ideas, who want to be on board, who wanted to be constructive in the process.”

Spicer added that the Trump administration is “in talks with House leadership about the content,” and added that Trump would speak with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, later in the day to talk “about some of these ideas and a path forward.”

A Manager’s amendment is generally used after the committee process to make changes to a bill to gain support for it before a floor vote.
via The Hill

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