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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the effort in Congress to pass the Republican health care bill (all times local):

4:50 p.m.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is mocking House Republicans for failing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health law.

Pelosi says of President Donald Trump and the majority Republicans in Congress: “Quite frankly I thought they might have accomplished something in the first few months. They have absolutely no record of accomplishment.”

At the White House, Trump blamed Democrats for the defeat of the bill. He noted that no Democrat supported the bill.

Pelosi says, “We’ll take credit for that.”


4:30 p.m.

Speaker Paul Ryan says the collapse of the House Republican health care bill means former President Barack Obama’s health care law will be around for the foreseeable future.

The Wisconsin Republican addressed reporters minutes after GOP leaders abruptly shelved the legislation, averted likely defeat for the bill. But it still dealt a damaging setback to President Donald Trump, Ryan and an entire party that has long said it wants to annul Obama’s statute.

Ryan says pulling the bill was “a setback, no two ways about it.”

The speaker is chiding Republicans who refused to back the legislation for being too inflexible. He says lawmakers must be “willing to give a little to get something done.”

Many conservative and moderate Republicans opposed the legislation.

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6 thoughts on “House Republicans Pull Health Care Bill

  1. Diane on said:

    The fake prez has an agenda, he’s working on it daily. He’s overturning every accomplishment Obama had in place with the stroke of a pen. That goes for education regulations. Environmental policies, so he can bring coal mining jobs back. Not to mention polluting the waters. This is the mess this country voted for a scandalous bitch.

  2. So jeanine pirro from faux news is blaming Paul Ryan for this epic failure and it is his fault. But I’m glad it failed. The republicans had 7 years to come up with a better plan but did not. No one wanted to tackle universal health care for Americans except Prez O, which was one of his campaign promises. Granted the ACA has its issues, but within the 7 years of its existence between all the law and policy makers, these issues could have been fixed. Only because of the color of Prez O’s skin did they not want to fix the problem they would rather millions of Americans go without health care, by repealing it. It’s no shortage of hate in this country, starting with the republicans and trickling all the way down to the $7.50 per hour idiot at Wendy’s who lost his/her job for being a racist pig. Good riddance.

  3. I read in another article over the weekend that someone from Faux News said in essence, Trump is not a failure (which he clearly is) because people have to realize he’s a business man and doesn’t know the nuances of how the government works, well duh. That’s the reason he shouldn’t have been elected in the first place. He has no idea how the government works. He just can’t come in and do what he wants and thinks it will work because it has in his own businesses (but maybe not, he has filed bankruptcy 6 times), the government doesn’t work that way. To be the president, you have to put the needs of your country (this country) first, not your own personal agenda, that’s the difference between all the bad past presidents and the good ones. So far the orange tyrant is a bad one.

  4. During the US campaign, my statement was: it seems that the GOP candidate was frolicking a Machiavellian game with American society, and eventually he got it accurately. Therefore, ((Let us be honest to say exactly what makes this president look like in fact, so different than the previous ones, not because he’s Mr. Potshot! It’s just the reason that he does not care about re-elect. So he feels free to keep his campaign promises in addition pragmatic then, doesn’t bend to the media where it was the only way for a new chair to be loved by the other margin and the fourth estate. Nevermore with this one, all is unconventional. On the other side, if any kind of adjacent slipped a thoughtful thumbprint into this game, from my deep point of view it was just a free gift of collusion to the current president. Thereafter, there may be foggy coverings under the quadrangular or round table. But we are still not aware of any data; “Why right after the State of the Union Speech, some ammos have been disclosed? In addition, what follow-up? Otherwise, may the US officials or major political analysts accordingly be smart enough to not allow that free collusion to turn to the appalling (Blue flank) just for empty happiness! Even though, Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin press secretary said no one can interfere in America’s affaires. But for the whole intention, an fmr US Amb to Russia just stated: ‘’this uncommon situation can make American weak in front of the World: M. Mcfaul’’ … Subsequently, in 1933 from Amburg to New Jersey where by 1939 A. Einstein was so gutsy in writing an epistle to the US President D. Roosevelt, then positively left a legacy through the Second World War. Therefore, can anyone try to do the same as well even for alternative matters? Let indeed spinning our stylo for good! I feel so far swiveling mine but I would not want to be the first. Let’s do it together… Versaint

  5. Things are going as planned for Chump.
    In the real world, all of his bluster and bullying does not WORK!!!!!
    Maybe in the business world it does, but not when it comes to running the gov’t.

    I am glad that the GOP did not receive the votes needed to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
    The only reason Chump and the GOP were determined to abolish it was because
    Barack H. Obama wrote it and had it passed!!!!!

    Now folks can have affordable health insurance coverage that they need!!!!!

  6. Diane on said:

    There wasn’t nothing healthy about that fake healthcare bill. I’m so glad it went down. They’ll probably come back and try again later. Maybe next time they will work with the Dems to make the healthcare bill better.

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