House Passes Obamacare Repeal

May 5, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump, on his third try at overhauling Obamacare, sent no tweets attacking fellow Republicans, set no deadlines and issued no public ultimatums. Lawmakers who met with him said he spoke with them, not at them.

Some lawmakers and aides in the U.S. House of Representatives were hesitant to credit Trump or his softer approach with Thursday’s 217-213 vote rolling back President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 healthcare overhaul.

Several aides emphasized the role of House Republican leaders and Vice President Mike Pence in bridging differences between the party’s moderates and hardline conservatives.

Others said they saw a different Trump at work this week versus March 24, when he backed a bill that collapsed and again in April when his fellow Republicans failed a second time.

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This article was posted: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:10 am

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