WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan told President Trump Friday that he doesn’t have the votes to pass the GOP health care plan, according to a new report.
Ryan went to the White House and was “not delivering good news,” according to CNN.
House Republicans need 216 votes to repeal and replace ObamaCare, but were 25 to 28 short as of Thursday night.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a package that would scale back the government’s role in health care and likely leave more Americans uninsured.
House committees planned to begin voting on the 123-page legislation Wednesday, launching what could be the year’s defining battle in Congress.
GOP success is by no means a slam dunk. In perhaps their riskiest political gamble, the plan is expected to cover fewer than the 20 million people insured under Obama’s overhaul, including many residents of states carried by President Donald Trump in November’s election.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., took a shot at Republican nominee Donald Trump Thursday, saying the billionaire “had a pretty strange run since the convention” and that he finds it “distressing” that he is not focusing on Hillary Clinton.
“He’s had a pretty strange run since the convention,” Ryan said on WTAQ radio in Green Bay. “You would think that we want to be focusing on Hillary Clinton, on all of her deficiencies. She is such a weak candidate that one would think that we would be on offense against Hillary Clinton, and it is distressing that that’s not what we’re talking about these days.”
Ryan faces businessman Paul Nehlen in next Tuesday’s primary election, and his remarks came after Trump declined to endorse the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee in an interview with The Washington Post Tuesday.