American Health Care Act Clears House Budget Committee

This morning the AHCA (American Health Care Act) narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget by a 19-17 vote.  AHCA now moves forward to the House Rules Committee.

The close vote was considered the toughest of the three committee votes held so far on the controversial package. One more defection for Republicans would have resulted in a tie, stopping GOP leaders' current strategy for passing the bill in its tracks. 
Complicating the process for the White House and Republican leadership is a recent analysis of the bill by the Congressional Budget Office which predicted that 24 million fewer Americans would be insured under the new legislation 

Fox News Report on AHCA 

House Budget Committee Video of AHCA Markup


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