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Ryan-Controlled Super PAC Withdraws Backing of Iowa Rep. Young Over AHCA Opposition

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By    |   Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 06:10 PM

Thursday's House vote on the American Health Care Act was postponed, but that did not stop a Super PAC with ties to House Speaker Paul Ryan from severing ties with a member of the GOP because he opposes the bill.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) is closing an office it opened in Des Moines just last month that was supporting Republican Rep. David Young of Iowa. Young did not intend to vote for the AHCA, the House GOP's Obamacare replacement bill, in Thursday's scheduled vote.

Ryan and other members of the House GOP leadership oversee the super PAC, according to the Journal. Thursday's vote was put on hold until at least Friday.

The Journal notes that the CLF spent $1.9 million to support Young during the 2016 election cycle. Young was first elected to the House in 2014.

"CLF will be terminating our lease because David Young has decided not to support President Trump and House leadership," CLF executive director Corry Bliss told the Journal.

"At this time the Congressional Leadership Fund has no plans to spend any money for David Young this cycle but we wish him the best of luck."

In a statement Wednesday, Young said the AHCA "is a good start" to replacing the 2010 Affordable Care Act, but it needs some work before he puts his weight behind it.

"While the American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, is a very good start, it does not yet get it right and therefore I cannot support it in its present form," Young said.

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Thursday's House vote on the American Health Care Act was postponed, but that did not stop a Super PAC with ties to House Speaker Paul Ryan from severing ties with a member of the GOP because he opposes the bill.
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