CBO: New GOP Health Care Bill Is More Expensive, Not More Effective
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Speaker Paul Ryan suspended the vote on the American Health Care Act after too many Republicans defected.
House Speaker Paul Ryan initially vowed the American Health Care Act, his party's bill to replace Obamacare, would go to a vote Friday.
But after Republicans failed to secure enough votes to guarantee the bill's passage, that vote never came.
Speaker Ryan told reporters, "We were on the cusp of achieving an ambition that we've all had for several years, and we came a little short. We were close, but not quite there."
In addition to unanimous opposition from Democrats, the AHCA faced strong headwinds from some very conservative and moderate Republicans.
The Washington Post tallied 36 committed "no" votes from Republicans. Twenty-two GOP defections would have been enough to scupper the bill.
President Trump threw his support behind the health care bill, but several outlets report the president asked Ryan to pull the bill after being informed it might not have enough votes to pass.
There is still a lot on the congressional to-do list before the end of the year, impacting everything from wars abroad to airports nationwide.
There has been an uptick in respiratory illnesses in China, and although the illnesses aren't new viruses, several senators want to restrict travel.
If the vote to expel Santos is successful, he will become just the sixth person ever to be kicked out of the House of Representatives.
Several African leaders noted their continent's rainforests helped gobble up excess carbon dioxide in the air from other countries.
Fire officials said a security guard who tried to stop the person was burned on his wrist and leg as well.
Three students, all age 20, have been attending colleges in the eastern U.S., and were out for a walk when a man approached them and shot them.