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Senate Majority Whip Cornyn: AHCA Will Pass This Year

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By    |   Tuesday, 09 May 2017 04:53 PM

The No. 2-ranked Republican in the Senate predicted Tuesday that the chamber will pass a bill that repeals and replaces Obamacare by the end of this year.

According to The Hill, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas would not discuss a more detailed timeline, but he did say that the Senate will pass something before 2018.

When asked about the issue last week, Cornyn, the Senate Majority Whip, said simply, "there is no timeline. When we get 51 senators, we'll vote."

The House passed the American Health Care Act last Thursday, and now the bill is in the hands of the Senate. Republican lawmakers there, however, have expressed a desire to make changes to the bill before it's brought up for a vote on the Senate floor.

The AHCA is House Republicans' answer to repealing and replacing Obamacare, the federal healthcare law signed seven years ago.

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