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Priebus: Repealing, Replacing Obamacare First on Trump's To-Do List

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016 01:50 PM

The first item on the Trump administration's legislative agenda is to repeal and replace Obamacare, incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus told Hugh Hewitt on his nationally syndicated radio show Wednesday.

"It's going to be a busy year starting with the first nine months being very much consumed through Obamacare and tax reform," said Priebus. 

"It's going to be a ton of work. Not to mention, you've got Cabinet secretary appointments, a Supreme Court appointment, and you know the Senate calendar, how frustrating that can be.

"I can assure you that we're working around the clock to make sure that big changes, bold changes happen quickly, and that the Republicans across the country deliver not just on the promises everyone has been making over the years," he continued. "But also deliver on the philosophy of the party that's been outlined year in and year out…

"Now, it's time for being in the majority, and I can tell you President-elect Trump is going to lead the way to put up and show up."

The incoming chief of staff stressed that "we understand that the first year is our best opportunity to get as many of the things done that we need to get done in order to move the country forward…

"You don't want to sit around and let sort of the disputes of Washington overtake your ability to move quickly through the process," he added.

Concerning jobs and the economy, Priebus stressed that "we are very aware, and the President-elect is aware, that he is the president for the American worker, and that sweeping through the Midwest didn't happen by accident.

"There's a lot of hope out there that President-elect Trump can find that balance between protecting the businesses that hire people," he said. "But also protecting the worker that goes every day early in the morning and comes home late at night."

When asked if Trump has had any interviews in person with would-be nominees for the Supreme Court, Priebus said not yet, but "I think that's going to be something that we're going to start after the new year, and certainly by the time we get to inauguration, either shortly before or shortly thereafter. We'll reveal the name of who our nominee will be."

When asked about the White House traditions, Priebus replied: "I think it's time to revisit a lot of these things… and I can assure you that change is going to happen, even on things that might seem boring."

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