Thursday, May 4, 2017
The House will vote on the Republican Obamacare replacement bill on Thursday
The House of Representatives will vote on the American Health Care Act on Thursday.
Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters he plans to bring the American Health Care Act to the floor of the House and is confident that the bill will pass.
"Do we have the votes? Yes. Will we pass it? Yes," McCarthy said.
The vote will take place just over a month after House Republicans were forced to pull the AHCA from the floor just minutes before a vote after they were unable to wrangle enough of their members to vote for the bill.
Most projections for the outcome of the vote are close. The New York Times aggregate of unofficial whip counts collected by various media outlets has between 19 and 21 GOP lawmakers publicly against the bill. Due to the universal opposition by Democrats, only 23 Republican members can vote against the AHCA for it to fail.