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Republicans Rush Trumpcare Vote to Happen Thursday Without CBO Score

After months of haggling, GOP leaders in the House are confident that the new healthcare bill will pass.

Alex Thompson

Republicans leaders in the House of Representatives announced Wednesday night that they will vote on Thursday to replace Obamacare with a renegotiated Trumpcare bill they expect will pass.

After months of haggling, Republicans expressed confidence they had finally crafted a bill that will get the 216 votes necessary. "Do we have the votes? Yes. Will we pass it? Yes," said Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the second-highest ranking Republican.

The Trump administration is putting enormous pressure on members to support the new president in his first major legislative initiative, and it's possible that McCarthy and Republican leaders are calling the vote and projecting confidence as a final lean on squishy members.

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