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Rep. Tom Reed: Obamacare Replacement 'Maybe Next Year'

The Hill 

By    |   Friday, 24 Mar 2017 08:30 PM

Republicans in the House are unsure if the party can move forward with their healthcare plan after GOP leaders decided to delay the vote.

Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., told The Hill Friday that the GOP might have to wait until next year to fulfill their campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

"This is something that may need to put on the back burner ... maybe next year to be dealt with," Reed said.

His colleague from Florida, Rep. Tom Rooney, added that going ahead is "Uncharted territory, but it doesn't bode well," and, "We were sent here to govern and we failed."

Another Republican, Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina, recalled House Speaker Paul Ryan's comment in a closed-door meeting.

"He said he had lunch with President [Donald] Trump — he didn't have the votes and he was not going to put members on the chopping block."

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said after the announcement that the House vote on the bill was canceled, "Part of it is trying to figure out as you go down this path, who you can rely on and who's going to keep your word," he said, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

"Who's going to negotiate in good faith? We dealt with over 120 members of Congress and you learn a little about some of these individuals," he continued.

"You just learn a lot about who you can count on and who you can't."

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